Adherence Of Non Adherence Among Diabetic Population And The Basic Demographic Factors Responsible For It

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Rozenfeld et all 2008 in his article evaluated the adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) in diabetic patients. In his retrospective study, he conducted a research in a medical center where he found the relation between the glycosylated hemoglobin and adherence. In his study, 80% of the participants were adherent to the therapy showing inverse relationship with HbA1C level. As the level of adherence increases in patients the HbA1C would decrease below 7% proving its adherence. Most of the patients were using metformin (46%). According to him, if the efforts would done to pay attention to each patient than adherence and glycemic control could be increased and it would move towards the better health of the patient . Yang et all 2009 predicted the medication non-adherence among diabetic patients with oral anti-diabetic medication and other drugs patients were taking along with their anti-diabetic therapy. Basic objective behind his study was to analyze and study the reasons and prevalence of non-adherence in diabetic population and the basic demographic factors responsible for it. He performed a retrospective cohort study in various states of the USA (Alabama, California, Florida, Mississippi, New York, and Ohio). According to the data collected, mean age of patients was 71 years, 59% of the population were female, estimated non-adherence was calculated to be 35% and co-morbidities present were CVD. In his study, he also focused on interventions developed to improve

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