The Effect of Using the Care Model of "Sensitization" on Medication Adherence in Asthmatic Patients
- Mahbobeh Sajadi
- Mozhgan Bagheri
- Davood Hekmatpou
- Hamid Borsi
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a prevalent disease with a multitude of complication. The present research was aimed at investigating the effects of implementing sensitization care model on medication adherence in asthmatic patients.
METHODS & MATERIALS: In this interventional study, 74 subjects were selected using accessibility sampling method and were randomly classified into 2 separate groups, intervention (37 subjects) and control group (37 subjects). Data were collected with questionnaire. A month later, the subjects in both groups (control and intervention) completed questionnaire again. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software, Independent t-test, Paired t-test and Chi-Square.
RESULTS: Data analysis showed that the average age of participants was 41 years (range 21-83). The most and lowest frequencies of marital status in both sexes were 66.2% married and 33.8% single, respectively. There was no significant difference before intervention between two groups. However, after the intervention, there was a significant difference between the two groups (P=0.0001).
DISCUSSION: The results of the present study showed that implementing sensitization care model had a positive effect on medication adherence among asthmatic patients. Therefore, application of this model is recommended to care and treatment asthmatic patients.
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