Therapeutic adherence and metabolic control in patiens with type 2 diabetes mellitus at a hospital in the city of Medellín (Colombia) 2011
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The achievement of therapeutic goals, is of great importance in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus (DM), because of its impact on morbidity and mortality. Objective: to explore the relationship between therapeutic adherence and metabolic control in patients with DM-2, who were seen at a hospital in the city of Medellín (Colombia). Methods: cross-sectional study involving patients with the following selection criteria: age ≥ 18 years, diagnosis of DM-2 ≥ 6 months, who signed informed consent. The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) score was applied for the measurement of therapeutic adherence and Duke-Unc score for the assessment of perception of social support. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was processed by turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay (TINIA) Cobas C-501 equipment. Adequate metabolic control was defined as value of HbA1c ≤ 7%. Version 19.0 of the SPSS program was used for the statistical analysis. Results: 70 patients studied: 66% are female, ...