Development and evaluation of a theoretical model to predict medicines adherence in people with mild to moderate intellectual disability and diabetes: a mixed methods study

  This 2 stage mixed methods study, evaluated the frequency of, and factors associated with, medicines non-adherence in this people with ID and Diabetes (IDD) (n = 33) compared to people without ID but with Diabetes (non-IDD (n =78).

Findings suggest that the frequency of medicines adherence was similar in the IDD and non-IDD population (70% vs 62%, p = 0.41). Associations between independent factors and adherence differed between the two groups: in the non-IDD population, depressive symptoms were associated with non-adherence whereas in the IDD population perceived level of side effects appeared most dominant. Due to small sample sizes findings were inconclusive therefore, a sufficiently powered study further investigating the relationship between adherence and side effects in people with ID and diabetes is recommended.

  • Dates:

    2013 to 2018

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD)

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