Title page for ETD etd-09142004-094741


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kendra, Kathleen E.
Author's Email Address kkendra10@hotmail.com
URN etd-09142004-094741
Title The Impact of Brief Intervention on Adherence to Medication Regimen of Low-Income Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Phillip J. Brantley Committee Chair
Mary Lou Kelley Committee Member
Wm Drew Gouvier Committee Member
Keywords
  • adherence
  • diabetes
  • medication
Date of Defense 2004-05-11
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Patient nonadherence with medication regimen is a common problem facing health care providers treating adult patients with Type 2 diabetes. Poor glycemic control, diabetes related complications, and increased utilization and health care costs are among the outcomes of poor compliance with medical regimen. Prior research indicates moderate success with several techniques to improve medication adherence when used alone. However, the literature suggests a need for an intervention providing a multi-component technique, implementing self-motivating skills and follow-up prompts. Using a 15- minute single exposure intervention, the current study attempted to combine these two procedures (brief intervention including motivational interviewing with follow-up prompts) in an attempt to increase adherent behaviors in low-income adults with type 2 diabetes. Medication adherence was measured by HbA1c, which is a biological marker that is widely considered to be a reliable indicator of adherent behavior, as well as pharmacy records. Results indicate nonsignificant findings for both HbA1c and pharmacy refill measures.
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