Faculty Articles

Volume

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

7-2020

First Page

9

Last Page

14

Publisher

University of the Philippines

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to develop a better understanding of the concept of adherence among individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.

Background: The incidence and prevalence of diabetes in the United States continues to increase at epidemic proportions yearly.

Design: The analysis was conducted using Rodgers' evolutionary method including database searches from Cumulative Index to Nursing Health Literature (CINAHL), COCHRANE, EBSCO, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and SocINDEX. Keywords included adherence, compliance, diabetes care, type 2 diabetes and theories.

Results: Rodgers' evolutionary method guided this inquiry of concept of adherence across several disciplines. Analysis revealed definitions, related terms, attributes, references, antecedents, consequences, and related concepts that helped construct a model case for a client.

Conclusion: Researching the concept of adherence across diverse disciplines revealed that the definition of adherence in nursing and medicine entails persistence in following a health care provider's recommendation. Future studies must define adherence in relation to culture to establish a framework for holistic and client-centered care.

Disciplines

Nursing

Keywords

adherence, compliance, diabetes care, type 2 diabetes

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