Readiness to Change, Medication Adherence and Quality of Life among Alcoholic Patients at Selected Hospitals, Bangalore

Authors

  • Dayananda Bittenahalli Omkarappa
  • Rajratan Gupta
  • Reema Jacqueline Andrade

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16836

Keywords:

Readiness to change, medication adherence, quality of life and Alcoholics

Abstract

Background of the Study: Alcohol affects virtually every organ system, and alcoholics are at increased
risk medical problems. Many factors contribute for poor response to treatment and outcome. The factors
like poor adherence and motivational level by patients with alcohol use disorders (has often been raised in
the literature. However, there has been a limited effort to measure the problem. Hence the investigator felt
that there is need to assess the level of readiness to change, Medication adherence and Quality of life among
alcoholics.
Methods: A descriptive Survey research design was adopted for the present study. 100alcohol dependent
individual were recruited by simple random sampling method. The Stage of Change Readiness and
Treatment Eagerness Scale, Morisky Medication Adherence ScaleandWHO quality of life-BREFwere used
to assess readiness to change, medication adherence and quality of life. The study was conducted at selected
Hospitals, Bangalore.
Results: The result shows that majority (73%) of respondents are having low level of readiness to change,
medication adherence (67%) and quality of life (56%). A moderate positive correlation was found between
readiness to change and medication adherence(r=0.67), a negligible positive correlation found between
readiness to change with quality of life (r=0.032) and a high positive correlation was found between quality
of lifewith medication adherence(r=0.71).
Conclusion: The study concludes that alcohol dependent individual had low level of readiness to change,
medication adherence and quality of life.

Author Biographies

Dayananda Bittenahalli Omkarappa

Professor, HOD, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Kempegowda College of Nursing, K.R. Road, V.V. Puram,
Bangalore,

Rajratan Gupta

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing College, All India Institute of Medical
Sciences, Bhopal

Reema Jacqueline Andrade

Registered Nurse, Northern Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Dayananda Bittenahalli Omkarappa, Rajratan Gupta, & Reema Jacqueline Andrade. (2021). Readiness to Change, Medication Adherence and Quality of Life among Alcoholic Patients at Selected Hospitals, Bangalore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 989-993. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16836