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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. 1Nursing, Faculdade UNIRB Arapiraca, Arapiraca, Alagoas, Brazil
  2. 2Nursing, 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}gmail.com

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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.

Context

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.

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