Functional factors on compliance drugs consumption in diabetes melitus patients related to periodontal health

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Background: Tambakrejo Health Center is one of the public health services in Surabaya that provides integrated dental and oral health services. As many as 69% of the community in health center working area were exposed to periodontal problems, and around 18% suffered from diabetes mellitus. Objective: This study aimed to identify the factors that play a role in compliance with drug consumption in patients with diabetes mellitus associated with periodontal tissue in the working area of Tambakrejo health center in Surabaya. Methods: This was an observational analytic study with cross sectional method. The study sample was 60 people with diabetes mellitus selected with a random sampling technique. Respondents filled out questionnaires to measure patients’ perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, and actions about drugs, diabetes mellitus, periodontal health, and the level of compliance with drug consumption. The sample oral hygiene status was determined using the Russell Index. Results: The data obtained showed that as many as 67% of the samples had low level of compliance. Whereas, 20% of the sample had moderate level of compliance. Only 13% of the sample had high level of adherence. Conclusion: There was a significant correlation between the level of compliance of patients taking antidiabetic drugs and the periodontal health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1053
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Patient compliance
  • Patient medication knowledge
  • Periodontitis


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