international journal of caring science, no.2, ss.877-883, 2019 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of self-care management on compliance with chronic
disease on the patients included in the research.
Method: Study sample consisted of patients ( n=222 ) being treated in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases,
and Cardiology clinics of Ege University Medical Faculty Hospital and who were diagnosed with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), or Diabetes (DM) at least six months
prior to the treatment. For data collection, Chronic Disease Assessment Form, SCMP-G scale and Compliance
questionnaire were applied to the patients by face-to-face interview technique.
Results: A statistically significant correlation was found between the mean self-care management score and
mean compliance score of the patients in the study (B = 136.20, P < 0.001). According to the results of the
regression analysis which was performed based on chronic diseases within the scope of the study to further
examine the findings, a statistically significant correlation was found between Diabetes (B = 125.51, SD =
10.97, t = 11.43, P < 0.001), CHF (B = 113.18, SD = 15.85, t = 7.13, P < 0.001) and COPD (B = 182.18, SD =
16.05, t = 11.35, P < 0.001) disease groups.
Conclusion: As a result, as the self-care management of the patients within the scope of this study increased,
the compliance of patients with chronic disease also increased; and as self-care management of patients in the
disease groups increased, compliance also increased.
Keywords: Chronic Disease, Self-Care, Compliance