Factor analysis of self-treatment in diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p761
Academic Journal
The article presents a cross-sectional study conducted on analyzing factors of self-treatment in diabetes mellitus in Iran. It mentions that self-treatment is a treatment of oneself without professional help, which may cause health-related consequences. It reports that factors including knowledge, deficiencies of formal treatments, available self-treatment methods, and physician related factors were analyzed. It concludes that there is a medium tendency for self-treatment in diabetic patients.


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