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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 12, Part F (2020)

A study to assess the effectiveness of self-help group (SHG) of adults in terms of adherence to medication and health behavior among adults with diabetes residing in Ambala, Haryana

Author(s)
Jyotika Sharma, Uma J Deaver, Pooja Jaswal and Jyoti Sarin
Abstract
Diabetes is a disease which is a part of larger global epidemic of non-­communicable diseases. It has become a major public health challenge globally.
A quasi experimental one group pre-test posttest design was adopted in quantitative approach. The study conducted in five villages of Ambala Haryana in November 2018. Forty adults with diabetes were selected by snow ball technique. Data was collected by using standardized tool Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS), diabetic dietary questionnaire and SF-36 before and after intervention. The major finding revealed that, the mean post-test adherence to medication scores and standard deviation of adults with diabetes (9.98±0.15) were significantly higher than mean pre-test of adherence to medication scores (8.68±2.62) and the mean post-test dietary pattern scores with standard deviation of adults with diabetes (49±1.93) were significantly higher than mean pre-test level of dietary pattern adherence scores (42.59±3.97). The post-test health related QOL scores and standard deviation of adults with diabetes (74.9±9.2) were significantly higher than mean pre-test to health related QOL scores (56±16.07). A significant association result was found between the pretest score of adherence to medication and dietary pattern and health related quality of life with religion and occupational status.
Pages: 388-393  |  22 Views  0 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jyotika Sharma, Uma J Deaver, Pooja Jaswal, Jyoti Sarin. A study to assess the effectiveness of self-help group (SHG) of adults in terms of adherence to medication and health behavior among adults with diabetes residing in Ambala, Haryana. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(12):388-393.
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