Nguyen Thanh Hai, Ha My Ngoc, Doan Thuy Ngan, Nguyen Xuan Bach

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This study aimes to analyse the usage of type 2 diabetes medication for outpatients at the Ministry of Public Security Traditional Medicine Hospital and to rate their adherence to the treatment. In this study, Type 2 diabetic patients were treated as outpatients and managed for at least 12 months at the clinic of the hospital. The results show that after 12 months of treatment, the average fasting blood glucose value decreased from 7.6 ± 1.76 mmol/l to 7.42 ± 1.81 mmol/l and the percentage of the patients either with blood glucose changes or reached the FPG target, increased from 38.3% to 70.0%, a statistically significant difference with p <0.05. After 6 months of treatment from the time of T-6 to T0, HbA1c index decreased by 7.1 ± 1.0 to 6.4 ± 0.9% and the percentage of the patients either with HbA1C value changes or achieved the target, increased from 50.0% to 75.0%. The percentage of the patients who had good compliance was 60.8%. With an additional drug in the regimen, the adherence reduced by 29% (OR = 0.71; 95% CI 0.56 - 0.89; p = 0.002). The adherence of the 1-year-older patients decreased by 9% (OR = 0.91; 95% CI 0.84 - 0.97; p = 0.03). The study concludes that most of the patients received stable treatment; the regimens promoted maximum therapeutic effect. The two factors affecting the level of compliance of the patients with the drug were the age and the number of diabetes medicines used in the application.


Type 2 diabetes, adherence to treatment, outpatients.


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