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Title: Knowledge of, and adherence to, health advice among adults with diabetes in Libya
Author: Elkharam, Walid
ISNI:       0000 0004 5353 5586
Awarding Body: Liverpool John Moores University
Current Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Date of Award: 2014
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Adherence to the health care advice is essential to prevent or minimize acute and long term conditions. Non-adherence to medical advice among people with diabetes is a common problem in every community. This study examined the diabetes knowledge (DKT), self-efficacy (CIDS) and other factors that enhance adherence to treatment and management of the condition in Libya. The study revealed that many Libyans with diabetes showed a low level of diabetes knowledge and did not generally adhere to their diabetes self-care regimen except for the medication regimen of taking tablets and/or insulin. The thesis concludes that various factors may explain poor adherence and the lower level of HbA1c level in this study. These include: self-efficacy about the management of the condition; duration of illness; type of treatment; cognitive factors; culture and social support; economic factors; stressful lifestyle; and health care services delivery. This study points to a need to improve health care services for diabetes, particularly health education, with more focus placed on socio-cultural and psychological aspects.
Supervisor: Khatri, Rose; Gee, Ivan; Greenop, Darren Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Diabetes managment ; diabetes education ; HbA1c