Therapy reminder message for Hungarian patients with type 2 diabetes

Márton Argay, Andrea Meskó, R. Zelkó, Balázs Hankó

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Abstract

Adherence is an essential element for the optimal treatment while it is closely related to the outcome of chronic diseases. Non-adherence rate is really high; increasing the adherence is an important task for healthcare professionals in order to treat the morbidity and co-morbidity and to prevent complication. The object of this study was to find a method which can improve patients' adherence in type 2 diabetes. A one year long prospective study was carried out from 2013 March. One hundred thirty one diabetic patients joined the survey, 66 in the control and 65 in the intervention group. Patients in the intervention group received a reminder SMS three times a day to take their medicine. Glycated hemoglobin and blood glucose level was measured regularly. The patients' parameters and the difference of the values were examined. No significant difference was found between the control and intervention groups. In the survey significant results was found in the final glycated hemoglobin values. During the time of the research, the patients became active participants of their therapy. Due to this active co-operation, positive results could be achieved. Based on the results, a decision making support module should be implemented to the existing medical information system to improve the therapeutic adherence of wide range of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1293
Number of pages5
JournalActa Poloniae Pharmaceutica - Drug Research
Volume72
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Chronic diseases
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Reminder SMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology

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