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Determinants of patient compliance, control, presence of complications, and handicap in non-insulin-dependent diabetes

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Peterson, GM and McLean, S and Senator, GB, Determinants of patient compliance, control, presence of complications, and handicap in non-insulin-dependent diabetes, Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine, 14, (2) pp. 135-41. ISSN 0004-8291 (1984) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.1984.tb04276.x

Abstract

Factors affecting patient compliance with diet and medication, clinical control, complications, and handicap were studied in 114 subjects with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus who were attending a hospital diabetic clinic. Compliance with diet and hypoglycemic medication was correlated. The perceived importance, and the ease of compliance were the principal correlates of patient compliance. Factors independently related to diabetic control were compliance with diet, and the quality of the patient's diet. Diabetes which was poorly controlled, and which was of several-years' standing, was more likely to involve complications. Both poor control and the presence of complications contributed to handicap. Increased dietary education and counselling, with emphasis placed on the importance and benefits of compliance with prescribed diets, may improve control, decrease the incidence of complications, and ultimately minimise handicap due to diabetes in non-insulin-dependent patients.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
Author:McLean, S (Professor Stuart McLean)
ID Code:111085
Year Published:1984
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2016-08-30
Last Modified:2016-08-30
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