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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2022

Pages: 45-77

Date of Publication: 31-Jan-2022

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Identifying the Barriers and Facilitators for Adherence Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Role of Health Behavior Change Models

Author: Pragathi Magham

Category: Health Studies


The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes results in several complications which can be prevented with adherence to dietary, exercise and medical regimen. But many people fail to follow this. The objective of this study is to detect that factors the prevent and promote adherence with the role of health behavior change models along with counselling approach and an intervention to achieve change in individuals. The results show that adherence is determined by environmental and personality factors and the theories target these variables to elicit change among people. The paper implicates the importance of doctor patient communication and utilization of social support networks to increase adherence in people with diabetes.

Keywords: diabetes, adherence, health behaviour, theory

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2022.4103