Assessment of the Relationship between Drug Compliance and Depression among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
Keywords:Depression, Diabetes mellitus, Drug compliance
Diabetes and depression are highly prevalent conditions and have significant impact on health outcomes. We aimed to assess the relationship between diabetes and depression among patients. Methods: 200 patients diagnosed with diabetes attending diabetes clinics were invited to participate in this study. Results: In this study most of the participants belong to the age group of 61- 70 years, 140 participants are female. Study results indicated that 64 (32%) participants have 6 to 10 years of illness, 49 (24.5%) participants are on treatment for 6 to 10 years of duration, 199 (99.5%) participants are taking oral drugs twice a day, 97 (48.5%) participants have hypertension, 137 (68.5%) participants had no family history of diabetes mellitus and 179 (89.5%) participants do not have any complication currently In this study, 137(68.5%) participants did not forget to take medication,177 (88.5%) participants did not stop medication when symptoms are under control,163(81.5%) participants felt convenient to take medication and 172 (86%) participants did not feel difficulty in remembering to take medication. 96 (48%) patients with diabetes mellitus had high adherence, 74 (37%) participants had moderate adherence and 30 (15%) participants had low adherence. Conclusion: The current study demonstrates slight correlation between depression and diabetes particularly complications.
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