A study on assessing the prescription pattern and medication adherence of allopathic and ayurvedic medication on type 2 DM patients

Author : Aanie C Justin, Akash Santhosh, Bharathi D R, Abubaker Siddiq

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder which is increasing considerably throughout the world, and among this, the greatest number is from India which makes it to be called as diabetes capital of the world. A cross sectional descriptive study conducted in subjects of BMCH and AAMC Hospitals of Chitradurga taluk. Out of 120 subjects included in the study, 60 subjects are from BMCH and 60 subjects are from AAMC Hospitals. Samples are of between 21-60 aged male patients and a self-designed questionnaire has been filled and analyzed. Among 120 patients, 60 patients are Allopathic and 60 patients are Ayurvedic. In Allopathic, age between 31-40 (2nd Group) are high (32%) and in Ayurvedic, age between 41-50 (3rd Group) are high (62%).Prescription pattern is different in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic Medication, its dose is given according to the age and considering other diseases. Quality of Life is in three stages Better, Good, Bad. In Allopathic 80% patients are better and in Ayurvedic 65% patients are good. This study is essential to bring the awareness and knowledge regarding the prescription pattern and medication adherence of Allopathic and Ayurvedic medication for Type 2 DM patients.

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