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Table 3 Key themes on patients’ perspective of diabetes and medication adherence

From: Patients’ perspective of disease and medication adherence for type 2 diabetes in an urban area in Bangladesh: a qualitative study

  Key themes
Knowledge about diabetes Knowledge about cause of diabetes and its effects
Poor self-management
Misconception that mild diabetes does not require medication
Lack of compliance on diet and physical activity
Psychological stress
Medication use and adherence Lack of education on diabetes medication
Forgetfulness to take medication
High cost of medication
Lack of knowledge on medication side effects