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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 330-335

Compliance to treatment among type 2 diabetics receiving care at peripheral mobile clinics in a rural block of Vellore District, Southern India

1 Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Accident and Emergency, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Divya Elizabeth Muliyil
Department of Community Health, Christian medical College, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.219991

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Background: Providing treatment to patients with diabetes mellitus in rural areas at a cost they can afford is a public health challenge. Aims: This study aims to measure the rate of compliance to oral hypoglycemic agents among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending peripheral mobile clinics in rural South India. To study factors that impact glycemic control. Setting and Design: A cross-sectional study was done among patients attending peripheral mobile clinics in a rural block in Southern India. Materials and Methods: Pill counts were done to assess compliance. Participants' dietary intake was measured using a 24 h diet recall and their level of physical activity was measured using the WHO Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was measured for all participants. Statistical Analyses Used: Data were entered on EpiData and analyzed using SPSS. The prevalence of good glycemic control and good compliance was measured. A multiple linear regression was done to study factors affecting glycemic control. Results: Overall 52% of the participants were compliant to at least one drug and 50% had achieved good glycemic control. Compliance increased by 2.1% with every passing year since the diagnosis of diabetes. HbA1c reduced by 0.09% for every 10% increase in overall compliance. Conclusions: Levels of compliance and glycemic control achieved through this primary care team is comparable to those achieved through other systems.

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