Treatment-seeking behavior and compliance of diabetic patients in a rural area of south India.

@article{Srinivas2002TreatmentseekingBA,
  title={Treatment-seeking behavior and compliance of diabetic patients in a rural area of south India.},
  author={Govindarajulu Srinivas and Ernest Suresh and Muralidharan Jagadeesan and E. Leo Daniel Amalraj and Manjula Datta},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={958},
  pages={420-4}
}
India, being a rural country, has unique problems regarding the treatment compliance of diabetic patients. This community-based study was undertaken in a rural primary health center area near Chennai (Madras) in order to better understand treatment-seeking behavior, compliance patterns, and reasons for noncompliance among rural diabetics. Compliance was indirectly measured through patient interviews and drug use charts. Of the 112 patients interviewed, 72% had some symptoms at the time of… CONTINUE READING

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