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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151177
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adherence to Treatment in Youths with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Abstract:
Adherence to Treatment in Youths with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Mendes, Aida Cruz, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Coimbra Nursing School
Title:Coordinator Professor
Co-Authors:Cristiana Vazao, RN; Dora Pereira, RN; Ines Santos, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Poor adherence to therapeutic regimen is a prevalent problem of patients with chronic disorders and has a substantial impact on costs in the health care arena, on clinical outcomes, and on quality of life. Given the magnitude of the problem of poor adherence and the significance of its impact, there is considerable interest in identifying factors that can promote adherence. This study aims to analyze the influence of belonging to an association of youth diabetics, the knowledge and self-efficacy to the treatment adherence. Method: Correlational û descriptive study. An accidental, convenience sample was selected, constituted by 40 youths under treatment to diabetic illness. Adherence was assessed by EAT (Almeida e Matos, 2000), self-efficacy by EAED (Grossman et al, 1987) and knowledge by a questionnaire designed by the authors. Results: Mean age was 14,68 years, 57,5% boys and 42,5% girls, 45% belong to the association of youth diabetics and 55% don't. No differences were found between groups in adherence and knowledge, but the youths that belong to the association have higher feelings of self-efficacy (p=0,004). Positive correlations, statistically very significant, were found between adherence and self-efficacy (r = 0,347; p = 0,028) and between adherence and knowledge (r = 0,510; p = 0,001). Conclusion: Effective diabetes management requires adherence to a complex regimen to maintain quality of life and prevent complications. The relationship between adherence and psychosocial factors is complex. Social support, such as belonging to an association of youth diabetics did not mean better adherence, despite those youths have higher feelings of self-efficacy and the positive correlation found between these two variables. Our findings suggest that knowledge and self-efficacy are related to higher rates of adherence. The limited investigations of predictors of adherence from a development perspective in paediatrics suggest the need for further study.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdherence to Treatment in Youths with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitusen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151177-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adherence to Treatment in Youths with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mendes, Aida Cruz, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Coimbra Nursing School</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amendes@esenfc.pt</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cristiana Vazao, RN; Dora Pereira, RN; Ines Santos, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Poor adherence to therapeutic regimen is a prevalent problem of patients with chronic disorders and has a substantial impact on costs in the health care arena, on clinical outcomes, and on quality of life. Given the magnitude of the problem of poor adherence and the significance of its impact, there is considerable interest in identifying factors that can promote adherence. This study aims to analyze the influence of belonging to an association of youth diabetics, the knowledge and self-efficacy to the treatment adherence. Method: Correlational &ucirc; descriptive study. An accidental, convenience sample was selected, constituted by 40 youths under treatment to diabetic illness. Adherence was assessed by EAT (Almeida e Matos, 2000), self-efficacy by EAED (Grossman et al, 1987) and knowledge by a questionnaire designed by the authors. Results: Mean age was 14,68 years, 57,5% boys and 42,5% girls, 45% belong to the association of youth diabetics and 55% don't. No differences were found between groups in adherence and knowledge, but the youths that belong to the association have higher feelings of self-efficacy (p=0,004). Positive correlations, statistically very significant, were found between adherence and self-efficacy (r = 0,347; p = 0,028) and between adherence and knowledge (r = 0,510; p = 0,001). Conclusion: Effective diabetes management requires adherence to a complex regimen to maintain quality of life and prevent complications. The relationship between adherence and psychosocial factors is complex. Social support, such as belonging to an association of youth diabetics did not mean better adherence, despite those youths have higher feelings of self-efficacy and the positive correlation found between these two variables. Our findings suggest that knowledge and self-efficacy are related to higher rates of adherence. The limited investigations of predictors of adherence from a development perspective in paediatrics suggest the need for further study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:54:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:54:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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