Objective: to assess the medication adherence among patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension at a selected hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Materials and Methods: Quantitative research approach and non experimental exploratory research design were used to accomplish the stated objectives. The investigator selected a sample of 60 patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus using a purposive sampling technique. The data were collected by using Morisky medication adherence scale.
Result: Descriptive statistical analysis was performed by using SPSS-IBM 21. Results were calculated by using p value < 0.05. The result revealed that out of 60 patients, 39 (65%) had scored medium adherence and only one patient had scored high adherence.
Conclusion: The study result shows that majority of patients need to have education regarding strategies to improve medication adherence.
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