Journal of Diabetes Mellitus

Volume 8, Issue 4 (November 2018)

ISSN Print: 2160-5831   ISSN Online: 2160-5858

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Antidiabetic Prescriptions at the University Hospital Center of Libreville (Gabon) Facing the Concept of Therapeutic Inertia: An Andragogical Perspective

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DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2018.84014    671 Downloads   1,405 Views  

ABSTRACT

Context: Diabetes mellitus is experiencing an alarming progression throughout the world, but more and more drugs are available with the use not always adapted. The aim of this work is to analyze the anti-diabetic prescriptions at the university hospital center of Libreville (Gabon) and confront them with the concept of therapeutic inertia. Patients and Methods: In diabetics coming for their periodic control, we transcripted for 2 months, beyond their characteristics, their glycated hemoglobin rate and the treatment followed. Results: 200 patients have consulted and among them, 160 (80%) had done their A1c analysis. 46% had an A1c ≤ 7% and 54% above with sometimes an unsuitable treatment evoking therapeutic inertia, the factors of which we discuss. Conclusion: Therapeutic inertia is a multifactorial problem, one of the components of which may be the resistance to change of the adult learners who are the practitioners.

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Ntyonga-Pono, M. , Gorra, M. , Mbina-Guidat, E. , Bililhi-Boubeya, N. , Bilogue, P. , Bifoume-Ndong, L. and Baye, E. (2018) Antidiabetic Prescriptions at the University Hospital Center of Libreville (Gabon) Facing the Concept of Therapeutic Inertia: An Andragogical Perspective. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 8, 145-151. doi: 10.4236/jdm.2018.84014.

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