International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Compliance to treatment regimen among diabetic patients at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, Nigeria
Background: Diabetes is an endocrine disorder at the same time is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing and developed countries. The incidence is rapidly increasing in sub-saharan Africa experiencing the largest percentage, Nigeria has the largest number of people living with diabetes with an estimated 3.9 million. Globally the burden of diabetes is rapidly increasing, according to International Diabetes Federation (IDF) diabetes will increase by the end of 2013, there were 382 million (8.3% of adult world population) people worldwide with diabetes of which 80% live in low and middle income countries, currently, Africa is estimated to have 20 million people with diabetes, about 62% are not diagnosed.
1.To assess the level of medication compliance among diabetic patients.
2.To assess the level of dietary compliance among diabetic patients.
3.To identify factors affecting compliance to treatment regimen among diabetic patients.
Method: A study was used to assess the compliance to treatment regimen among diabetic patients Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
Data was collected from 80 samples using convenient sampling technique by structured questionnaire, the collected data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics and presents in the form of tables and figures.
Result: The result shows that 37.6% of the patients are not compliance to treatment regimen as a result of high cost of drugs while lack of family support and poor attitude of attitude of nurses was expressed by 27.6% and 51.2% of patients respectively.
Conclusion: There was statistically significance (P<0.05) association between sociodemographic variables (educational qualification) of the respondents with their compliance to treatment regimen.