Factors Causing Non-Adherence to Lifestyle Modification in type II Diabetes Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study


  • Mansoor Ul Haque, Nazia Hussain, Khuda Bux, Mushtaque Ahmed, Asif Ali Thebo, Khushboo Chandio




lifestyle modifications, Prevalence, Risk factors, Type 2 diabetes


Aim: To determine the factors causing non-adherence to lifestyle modification in type II diabetes patients.

Study design: A cross-sectional study

Place and Duration: This study was conducted at Global Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Hyderabad Pakistan from June 2020 to June 2021

Methodology: The study included 374 individuals who were more than 20 years of age and had type II diabetes for more than 1 year. Different factors which might have an association with non-adherent behavior to lifestyle modification were assessed. The results were statistically analyzed using SPSS version 23.

Results: It was observed that 88% of patients were non-adherent towards diet, 25% were towards exercises, 70% towards foot care, 6% towards smoking, and 25% towards skipping the betel quid chewing even after being instructed by the health care workers.

Conclusion: Nonadherence towards lifestyle modification is quite challenging to achieve a healthy and stable lifestyle in diabetic patients. So such studies must be conducted on a larger scale to develop proper interventions.