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Beliefs related to adherence to oral antidiabetic treatment according to the Theory of Planned Behavior

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Jannuzzi, Fernanda Freire [1] ; Matheus Rodrigues, Roberta Cunha [1] ; Cornelio, Marilia Estevam [2] ; Sao-Joao, Thais Moreira [1] ; Bueno Jayme Gallani, Maria Cecilia [3, 1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Enfermagem, BR-13083887 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Vicosa, Dept Med & Enfermagem, Vicosa, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Laval, Fac Sci Infirmieres, Quebec City, PQ - Canada
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 22, n. 4, p. 529-537, JUL-AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Objective: to identify salient behavioral, normative, control and self-efficacy beliefs related to the behavior of adherence to oral antidiabetic agents, using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Method: cross-sectional, exploratory study with 17 diabetic patients in chronic use of oral antidiabetic medication and in outpatient follow-up. Individual interviews were recorded, transcribed and content-analyzed using pre-established categories. Results: behavioral beliefs concerning advantages and disadvantages of adhering to medication emerged, such as the possibility of avoiding complications from diabetes, preventing or delaying the use of insulin, and a perception of side effects. The children of patients and physicians are seen as important social references who influence medication adherence. The factors that facilitate adherence include access to free-of-cost medication and taking medications associated with temporal markers. On the other hand, a complex therapeutic regimen was considered a factor that hinders adherence. Understanding how to use medication and forgetfulness impact the perception of patients regarding their ability to adhere to oral antidiabetic agents. Conclusion: medication adherence is a complex behavior permeated by behavioral, normative, control and self-efficacy beliefs that should be taken into account when assessing determinants of behavior. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/05224-1 - Beliefs and psychosocial determinants of adherence to oral antidiabetic agents
Grantee:Fernanda Freire Jannuzzi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/10006-8 - The rehabilitation process and its interfaces with individual quality of life and culture - phase II
Grantee:Lidia Aparecida Rossi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants