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Adherence To Self Care Behaviors And Associated Factors Among Adult Patients In Tibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia
Tena Mekonnen, Firdawok Shenkutie, Demissie Ayalew
Background: Self-care is the practice of activities that individual with diabetics will initiate and perform on their own behalf in controlling their disease, maintaining life, health and wellbeing. Poor self-care behaviour has been reported to be barriers for effective management of Diabetes mellitus complications. Objective : The objective of this study was to assess the magnitude of self-care behavior and associated factors among adult patients with diabetes at Tibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia. Method: An institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted from [May- 1st to July 30, 2021]. Expanded Version of the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities and the Oslo 3-items Social Support Scale (OSS-3) tools were used to measure self-care behaviors and level of social support respectively. Binary logistic regression analyses were used to assess the independent predictors.Result : The result showed that from a total of 320 study participants, the self-reported adherence to self-care behavior was good for 114(35.6%) [95%CI: 30.3, 41.3] and poor for 206(64.4%) [95%CI: 58.8, 69.7]. People with low average monthly income (AOR =.41; 95%CI: .009, .188), those with low educational status (AOR = .041: 95% CI: 004, .413) , patients who had poor to moderate social support (AOR = .004; 95% CI: 001, .190) and female diabetic patients (AOR=2.103 [95%CI: (1.072,4.128) were more likely to adhere poorly to diabetes self-care behaviour .Conclustion : A significant number of Diabetic patients had poor self-care behaviours. Therfore, enhancing family support and providing more intensive communicative strategies could improve the level of adherence.
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