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Table 4 Comparison between patients on regular and those on irregular SMBG regarding the opinion of the children and their parents about the most influential factors affecting compliance of SMBG

From: Assessment of self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 1 diabetic children and adolescents and its influence on quality of life: practice and perspective

  Regular Irregular Chi-square test
No. % No. % χ2 p value
Lack of efficacy to use the device Not sure 41 23.4% 39 25.2% 2.709 0.258
Disagree 97 55.4% 94 60.6%
Strongly disagree 37 21.1% 22 14.2%
Not knowing read the result Not sure 13 7.4% 24 15.5% 5.527 0.063
Disagree 119 68.0% 99 63.9%
Strongly disagree 43 24.6% 32 20.6%
The cost of strips Strongly agree 174 99.4% 154 99.4% 0.007 0.931
Agree 1 0.6% 1 0.6%
Fear of pain and injection Strongly agree 158 90.3% 136 87.7% 0.547 0.459
Agree 17 9.7% 19 12.3%
No motivation Strongly agree 105 60.0% 93 60.0% 2.276 0.320
Agree 69 39.4% 58 37.4%
Not sure 1 0.6% 4 2.6%
Psychological frustration Strongly agree 139 79.4% 124 80.0% 0.017 0.898
Agree 36 20.6% 31 20.0%
The use of SMBG to control insulin dose Strongly agree 17 9.7% 22 14.2% 1.891 0.388
Agree 114 65.1% 92 59.4%
Not sure 44 25.1% 41 26.5%
Use the device in public is a stigma Strongly agree 24 13.7% 18 11.6% 11.526 0.009
Agree 24 13.7% 38 24.5%
Not sure 33 18.9% 40 25.8%
Disagree 94 53.7% 59 38.1%
Inadequate place Strongly agree 18 10.3% 17 11.0% 11.657 0.009
Agree 59 33.7% 65 41.9%
Not sure 30 17.1% 39 25.2%
Disagree 68 38.9% 34 21.9%
Non-availability of information to deal with high reading Strongly agree 53 30.3% 41 26.5% 0.593 0.441
Agree 122 69.7% 114 73.5%