J Korean Diabetes > Volume 18(4); 2017 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2017;18(4):259-263.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2017.18.4.259    Published online January 10, 2018.
당뇨병 환자의 약물복용 이행도 높이기
How to Improve Medication Adherence Diabetes Patients.
Young Na
Department of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea. heismyjoy@hanmail.net
The ultimate goal of health care providers in treating chronic diseases such as diabetes is to prevent complications by providing symptom relief and delaying disease exacerbation rather than curing the disease. For this, lifestyle habits such as eating habits, smoking, drinking, and exercise should be improved and drug therapy should be continuously implemented. For patient management and treatment, medication adherence affects disease progression, and long-term outcomes. Therefore, poor medication adherence will lead to exacerbation of the disease; as a result, the incidence of complications increases and medical costs increase. Although the first diagnosis of diabetes is important, it is more important to continue to care for and manage patients, so we are looking for ways to improve patient medication adherence.
Key Words: Chronic disease, Diabetes mellitus, Medication adherence

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