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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Medication Adherence And Quality Of Life Among The Elderly With Diabetic Retinopathy|
|Abstract:||Objective: to investigate the factors related to medication adherence and its relation to Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in elderly people with diabetic retinopathy. Method: one hundred (n=100) elderly outpatients with diabetic retinopathy taking antihypertensives and/or oral antidiabetics/insulin were interviewed. Adherence was evaluated by the adherence proportion and its association with the care taken in administrating medications and by the Morisky Scale. The National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) was used to evaluate HRQoL. Results: most (58%) reported the use of 80% or more of the prescribed dose and care in utilizing the medication. The item “stopping the drug when experiencing an adverse event”, from the Morisky Scale, explained 12.8% and 13.5% of the variability of adherence proportion to antihypertensives and oral antidiabetics/insulin, respectively. Conclusion: there was better HRQoL in the Color Vision, Driving and Social Functioning domains of the NEI VFQ-25. Individuals with lower scores on the NEI VFQ-25 and higher scores on the Morisky Scale presented greater chance to be nonadherent to the pharmacological treatment of diabetes and hypertension.|
|Editor:||Associacao Medica Brasileira|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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