Effect of Using Mobile Phone Communication on Drug Adherence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients at Kitui County Referral Hospital Kenya
Introduction:
Despite the increased use of mobile phone communication in Kenya its application as a management tool in health care remains largely underutilized
Objectives:
This study aimed at evaluating the effect of mobile phone communication on drug adherence amongst Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus T2DM patients.
Methodology:
This longitudinal study
Findings:
After six months the proportion of respondents who took their drugs at specific times increased from 58.2 to 74.6 in the intervention group IG compared to a decrease of 47.9 to 46.5 in the control group CG. The Net Effect of Intervention NEI increase of 17.8 was statistically significant p0.05. The proportion of respondents who did not miss their diabetes drugs increased from 65.7 to 79.1 in the IG compared to a decrease from 63.4 to 54.9 in the CG marking a significant NEI increase of 21.9 p0.05.
Results:
Conclusion:
Use of mobile phone communication increased adherence to diabetes medication in the aspects of no delayed and missed doses in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients in this study.
Publication Information
Author(s):
Focus County(s):
Kitui County
Programme Area(s):
Non-Communicable Diseases
Research Priority Area(s):
diabetes
Disease Domain(s):
Diabetes
Document History:
Publication Date: 02.Sep.2019
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