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dc.contributor.authorKhdour, Maher R.
dc.contributor.authorAwadallah, Heba B.
dc.contributor.authorAlnadi, Mustafa A.
dc.contributor.authorAl-Hamed, Doaa H.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-30T19:50:35Z
dc.date.available2021-03-30T19:50:35Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-14
dc.identifier.issn2150-1327
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/6362
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: To examine the mean differences between patient beliefs about medicine with reference to adherence and glycemic control. Methods: This study utilized a cross-sectional questionnaire-based approach. Adherence to medication was measured with the Morisky Green Levine Medication Adherence Scale (MGLS); glycemic control as the last HbA1c test value; and beliefs about medicine with the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ). Results: According to MGLS scale, 220 (57.9%) of the diabetic patients were classified as high adherent to their medications and 160 (42.1%) were classified as low adherent. Patients had strong believes in their medication, the mean necessity score was significantly outweighed the mean concerns score (17.7 vs 14.4; P < .001). Low adherent patients had significantly more concerns about long term effect of medications (14.4 vs 13.8; P < .008). No significant mean differences were found between glycemic controlled and uncontrolled group regarding necessity or concern domains. Conclusion: Assessing beliefs about medicine is crucial for recognizing patients at risk of low adherence, which offers a way to help patients with diabetes to achieve a better glycemic control.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.en_US
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dc.subjectdiabetes mellitusen_US
dc.subjectglycemic controlen_US
dc.subjectmedication adherenceen_US
dc.subjectbeliefs about medicineen_US
dc.titleBeliefs About Medicine and Glycemic Control Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study in West Bank, Palestineen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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