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dc.contributor.authorAminde, Leopold Ndemnge
dc.contributor.authorTindong, Maxime
dc.contributor.authorNgwasiri, Calypse A
dc.contributor.authorAminde, Jeannine A
dc.contributor.authorNjim, Tsi
dc.contributor.authorFondong, Azingala Ajua
dc.contributor.authorTakah, Noah Fongwen
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T04:00:09Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T04:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1472-6823
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12902-019-0360-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387425
dc.description.abstractBackground: Diabetes mellitus is a growing cause of disease burden globally. Its management is multifaceted, and adherence to pharmacotherapy is known to play a significant role in glycaemic control. Data on medication adherence among affected patients is unknown in Cameroon. In this study, the level of adherence and factors influencing non-adherence to antidiabetic medication among patients with type-2 diabetes was assessed. Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study among adult patients receiving care in the diabetic clinics of the Limbe and Bamenda Regional Hospitals in Cameroon was conducted. Medication adherence was assessed using the Medication Compliance Questionnaire (MCQ). Factors associated with non-adherence to medication were determined using basic and adjusted multivariable logistic regression models. Results: A total of 195 patients with type 2 diabetes were recruited. The prevalence of non-adherence to medication was 54.4% [95% confidence interval (CI): 47.1–61.5%]. In multivariable analysis, age > 60 years (aO.R. = 0.48, 95% CI: 0.25–0.94), alcohol consumption (aO.R. = 2.13, 95% CI: 1.10–4.14) and insulin alone therapy (aO.R. = 2.85, 95% CI: 1.01–8.08) were associated with non-adherence. Patients attributed their non-adherence to forgetfulness (55.6%), lack of finances (38.2%) and disappearance of symptoms (14.2%). Conclusions: Adherence to anti-diabetic medication is poor in this study with more than half of participants being non-adherent. Urgent interventions are required to tackle this problem in combined efforts to stem this looming diabetes epidemic.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBMC
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMC Endocrine Disorders
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEndocrinology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320208
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEndocrinology & Metabolism
dc.subject.keywordsCameroon
dc.subject.keywordsMedication adherence
dc.titleAdherence to antidiabetic medication and factors associated with non-adherence among patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus in two regional hospitals in Cameroon
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAminde, LN; Tindong, M; Ngwasiri, CA; Aminde, JA; Njim, T; Fondong, AA; Takah, NF, Adherence to antidiabetic medication and factors associated with non-adherence among patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus in two regional hospitals in Cameroon, BMC Endocrine Disorders, 2019, 19 (1)
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-21
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-17T03:42:05Z
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