Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 1794-9998
VILLALOBOS-PEREZ, Alfonso; QUIROS-MORALES, Diego; LEON-SANABRIA, Giovanny e BRENES-SAENZ, Juan C.. Factors involved in the adhesion to the treatment of the diabetes mellitus type II in a sample of diabetic patients of the north zone of Costa Rica: a psychometric study. Diversitas [online]. 2007, vol.3, n.1, pp. 25-36. ISSN 1794-9998.
The Adhesion to the Treatment of the Diabetes Mellitus type II (EATDM-III©) scale was proved, which was composed by the factors Familiar Support, Organization and Communal Support, Physical Exercise, Medical checkup, Hygiene and Self-Care, Diet and Valuation of the Physical Training Conditions. The investigation was made in public health centers of the North Zone of Costa Rica, n=59, both genders, it takes place during February-March of 2006. The instrument demonstrated a high reliability (á=0,92). Significant correlations were obtained (p<0,05) between each factor and in the total relation factor-Scale. The EATDM-III© is an valuable instrument to measure the adhesion to the treatment in people with Diabetes Mellitus type II.
Palavras-chave : Adhesion to the treatment; Diabetes mellitus type II; Reliability; Correlation coefficients; Factorial structure.