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Adult nursing
Perceptions and comorbidities interfere with self-efficacy and medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  1. Ana Caroline Melo Dos Santos1,
  2. Karol Fireman de Farias2
  1. 1 Nursing, Faculdade UNIRB Arapiraca, Arapiraca, Alagoas, Brazil
  2. 2 Nursing, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Campus Arapiraca, Arapiraca, Alagoas, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dra. Ana Caroline Melo Dos Santos, Nursing, Faculdade UNIRB Arapiraca, Arapiraca, Alagoas, Brazil; anacaroline12305{at}

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Commentary on: Kim H, Sereika SM, Lingler JH et al . Percepções de doença, autoeficácia e autorrelato de adesão à medicação em pessoas com 50 anos ou mais com diabetes tipo 2. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2020; Publicar antes da impressão (0).

Implications for practice and research

  • Identification of barriers to medication adherence refers to the formulation of strategies to achieve holistic care considering the patients’ perceptions.

  • Future study design should focus on identifying nursing diagnoses and interventions based on self-care and medication adherence.


Medication adherence is a major public health apprehension and is defined as taking medication precisely as prescribed by health professionals.1 2 This study conducted by Kim et al correlates consequences, treatment, and personal control, identity, concerns and emotional representations were related as predictors of self-efficacy and medication adherence for …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.