The Effect of Educational Intervention, Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, on Medication Adherence and Physical Activity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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Self-care has a vital role in control and prediction of complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Two important parts of self-care behaviors are medication adherence and physical activity. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of educational intervention, based on theory of planned behavior, on medication adherence and physical activity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This quasi-experimental study was performed on 160 men and women referred to urban healthcare centers in Yasuj City, Iran, in year 2016. Participant were selected using random cluster sampling. Data gathered from questionnaires were analyzed using SPSS software.
Findings: After the educational intervention, a statistically significant difference was observed in all constructs, except subjective norms of medication adherence. Significant differences were observed in physical activity and medication adherence after the educational intervention.
Educational interventions, based on the theory of planned behavior, have a positive and significant effect on the level of physical activity and drug compliance in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Journal of Health System Research, Volume:14 Issue: 1, 2018
41 to 47  
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