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Gerokomos

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ALCAINO DIAZ, Damary Elizabeth et al. Achievement of the pharmacological treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 in the elderly: influence of familiar factors. Gerokomos [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.1, pp.9-12. ISSN 1134-928X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2014000100003.

Older adults with diabetes are a vulnerable group of the population, with conditions and needs that require more attention. That is why the family is a fundamental part in the delivery of care and control of this disease. Compliance was related drug treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 and familial factors in the elderly in a Family Health Center. Study correlational cross section. The scales: Family APGAR, Scale Multidimensional social support and Morisky-Green. Conclusions: treatment adherence is significantly associated with: family structure, factors, family dysfunction, male gender and the presence of family and social support in most of the participants achievers were in the high or medium.

Keywords : Family structure; diabetes mellitus type 2; elderly; sociodemographic factors; family malfunction; pharmaceutical fulfillment.

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