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dc.contributor.advisorSun, Jing
dc.contributor.authorAl-Haj Mohd, Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:31:19Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:31:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2481
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366596
dc.description.abstractDiabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease affecting approximately 415 million people worldwide. Furthermore, it is estimated that one third of those affected (approximately 122.5 million) are not aware that they have the condition. The oil boom has led to a massive increase in the GDP and disposable income of the people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE was ranked as the 19th highest income countries of the world in 2012 (International Monetary Fund) and is categorized as a high income country according to the (World bank, 2012). This has led to a more affluent lifestyle and an increase in total calorie intake per person together with a decrease in calorie expenditure. This has led to a nationwide obesity pandemic with the rates of obesity climbing to record highs and standing at about 68% of the population according to one estimate from 2007. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now being listed as the country with the 11th highest prevalence of diabetes globally (primarily type-2). Furthermore, metabolic control of diabetes is reportedly poor, leading to an increased risk of associated complications. Almost 70 % of Emirati nationals are reported to be overweight or obese [6], and one third of Emirati children are also now obese; these figures are two to three times those of international standards, thus, it is not surprising that the prevalence of type-2 diabetes has escalated.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsDiabetes mellitus, United Arab Emirates
dc.subject.keywordsChronic metabolic disease
dc.subject.keywordsDiet habits, United Arab Emirates
dc.subject.keywordsMorisky Medication adherence scale (MMAS-8©)
dc.subject.keywordsType II diabetes, United Arab Emirates
dc.titlePredictors of Poor Adherence to Medication in a Group of Type II Diabetic Patients in United Arab Emirates
dc.typeGriffith thesis
dc.date.embargoEnd2018-06-09
gro.facultyGriffith Health
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorPhung, Hai
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1505707491509
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentSchool of Medical Science
gro.griffith.authorAlHaj Mohd, Mohammed MM.


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