The Relationship Between Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Toboali Hospital, South Bangka Selatan
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- Diabetes Mellitus; Knowledge; Medication Adherence
Diabetes mellitus is the fourth leading cause of death globally, after cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. Proper anti-diabetic medication will reduce the high morbidity and mortality rate of diabetes mellitus. Medication adherence is an essential determinant of therapeutic success in patients with diabetes in preventing complications and achieving therapeutic targets. The higher the knowledge about diabetes mellitus, the higher the level of medication adherence. This study aimed to determine the relationship between knowledge and medication adherence in patients with diabetes mellitus. An observational analytical study with a cross-sectional design was conducted on 102 respondents in Toboali Hospital, South Bangka Regency, in 2021. A consecutive sample was used as a sampling method that involved distributing the study questionnaire to diabetes patients that fulfill the inclusion criteria. To measure the association between knowledge and medication adherence using the chi-square test. Out of the 102 respondents, as many as 71.6% respondents have a low level of adherence, and 28.4% are compliant. The majority of respondents have a good level of knowledge (46.0%). There was a positive correlation between knowledge and medication adherence in patients with diabetes mellitus in Toboali Hospital, South Bangka Regency (p-value = 0.04).
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TY - CONF AU - Ucitha Septyadina AU - Shirly Gunawan PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - The Relationship Between Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Toboali Hospital, South Bangka Selatan BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 93 EP - 97 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.018 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.018 ID - Septyadina2021 ER -