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Revista médica de Chile

versão impressa ISSN 0034-9887

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CHAVEZ-GARCIA, Linet et al. Gestational diabetes adherence to treatment and metabolic control. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2019, vol.147, n.5, pp.574-578. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872019000500574.

Background:

Adherence to treatment is a large obstacle in the management of chronic diseases.

Aim:

To evaluate therapeutic adherence and its relationship with glycemic control in patients with gestational diabetes using two types of treatment.

Material and Methods:

The Measurement of Treatment Adherence (MAT) questionnaire was applied to 93 patients with gestational diabetes. Fifty-two used metformin 41 were treated with insulin. Obstetric and socio-demographic data were collected.

Results:

A higher therapeutic adherence was associated with a better glycemic control. Women with a higher education level had a better adherence to treatment. The adherence and metabolic control were higher in women treated with metformin.

Conclusions:

Therapeutic adherence is an important factor for adequate glycemic control.

Palavras-chave : Hyperglycemia; Insulin; Metformin; Pregnancy; Treatment Adherence and Compliance.

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