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2015, 17(2): 138-145 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Telenursing on Adherence to Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
AREZOO Shahsavari *, Saeid Foroghi
ms lurestan aligodarz nirth valiasr street aligodarz nursing faculty , www.shahsavari_arezoo@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Non-adherence to treatment is a common problem in diabetic patients. Nurse-led Telephone follow-up by nurses can be effective in maintaining consistent care to these patients and improving their knowledge and performance. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of nurse-led telephone follow-up on adherence to treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes. Materials and Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was conducted on 60 patients with type 2 diabetes, admitted to a diabetes clinic in Aligudarz, Iran. Samples were selected using the convenience sampling method and randomly divided into the experimental and control groups. All participants first received 3 days of diabetes self-care training, and the experimental groups had twelve weeks of telephone follow-ups. Data on the patients’ glycosylated hemoglobin and treatment adherence were collected at baseline and again 12 weeks after the intervention. Results: Results obtained showed a significant increase in the mean scores of treatment adherence and reduction of 1.39% in the mean glycosylated hemoglobin levels of the experimental group (p<0.001). Conclusion: Findings of the present study showed nurse-led telephone follow up is an effective method for improving glycemic control and adherence to treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes, Telephone Follow-Up, Adherence to Treatment
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2014/10/8 | Accepted: 2015/05/19 | Published: 2015/07/27
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shahsavari A, foroghi S. The Effectiveness of Telenursing on Adherence to Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015; 17 (2) :138-145
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Volume 17, Issue 2 (8-2015) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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