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A COMPARISON OF RELATED FACTORS TO AN ADHERENCE TREATMENT IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS BETWEEN AN URBAN AND RURAL SAMPLES IN COSTA RICA

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Author(s): DIEGO QUIRÓS-MORALES | ALFONSO VILLALOBOS-PÉREZ

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 679;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus | Type 2 Costa Rica

ABSTRACT
The characteristics of the Scale for Treatment Adherence in Type II Diabetes - version III (EATDM-III©), were compared in two Costa Rican samples, one from an urban zone and another from a rural zone. The N = 163 (n urban = 104, n rural = 59), both genders. The comparison results show statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) for the following factors: Diet, Medical Control and Organization - Communal Support. The rural zone has the bettercomparative scores. The study demonstrated the necessity of initiating and maintaining regional research on Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Costa Rica, and the same is suggested for the entire Latin American region.
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