Medication Adherence among Patients with Mental Illness Attending Psychiatric OPD & Ward in a Teritiary Hospital at South India

Authors

  • S.Nalini1 , Lisy Joseph1 , V.Santhi1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i11.11371

Keywords:

Medication adherence, mental illness.

Abstract

Background: The purpose of the study was to assess the medication adherence among patients with mental
illness.
Methods: The present study adopted descriptive non experimental research design. A total of 70 patients
with mental illness were recruited using a convenience sampling technique. In this study, the data was
obtained through interview technique on demographic variables, medication related variables and medication
adherence scale from samples who were satisfied the inclusion criteria.
Results: The study finding revealed that 20 (28.5%) patients had low medication adherence, 27 (38.5%)
patients had medium medication adherence and 23 (33%) patients had high medication adherence level.
There was a significant association between the level of medication adherence and the residence at the level
of p<0.05
Conclusion: Improving the support system by getting the family involved in the management of the patient,
empowering them with educational, behavioral techniques and improving living condition of patient will
improve medication adherence.

Author Biography

S.Nalini1 , Lisy Joseph1 , V.Santhi1

1
Lecturer, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education &amp; Research
(DU) Chennai, India

Published

2020-10-21

How to Cite

S.Nalini1 , Lisy Joseph1 , V.Santhi1. (2020). Medication Adherence among Patients with Mental Illness Attending Psychiatric OPD & Ward in a Teritiary Hospital at South India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(11), 188-194. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i11.11371