The Impact of Men's Participation on Spouse Gestational Diabetes Care on Adherence treatment by Women
Background: Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Men's participation during pregnancy plays a vital role in the safety of pregnant mothers by ensuring access to care and the provision of financial and emotional support. This study was to determine the effect of education based on spouses' participation in adherence treatment in women with gestational diabetes.
Methods: This study was a non-randomized clinical trial study on 80 women with gestational diabetes mellitus (40 in the control group and 40 in the intervention group) in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. The control group received routine care and training. In addition to the usual training, the experimental group received caring training in gestational diabetes with their spouses. The diabetic activity treatment adherence questionnaire was completed by both groups before and 5 weeks after the intervention. Statistic significant was set at 0.05.
Results: The results showed that in the post-intervention phase, the adherence score of treatment was not statistically significant compared to the control group.
Conclusions: Due to the fact that education based on the participation of spouses has not been effective on adherence treatment of women with gestational diabetes, the lack of effect of educational intervention in the present study requires further study. On the other hand, the need to repeat this research in societies is felt with poor adherence treatment.
Keywords: Gestational diabetes, Adherence treatment, Spouse participation, Education.
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