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Prevalence of Non-Adherence within Psychiatric Patients in Prince Zaid Hospital at RMS in Jordan, A Cross Sectional Study

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.1, No. 6)

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Page : 27-30

Keywords : Medication non-adherence; Psychiatric disorders; Psychiatric patient.;

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Background: It has been predictable that up to 60% of any patient population is at least partially non-adherent to their prescribed treatment. Identifying barriers to commitment is essential to build up cooperative interventions for psychiatric patients. Objective: To discover the prevalence and reasons of non-adherence among psychiatric patients present at psychiatric clinics. Method: A cross-sectional questionnairebased study. A sample of 100 psychiatric patients attended outpatient psychiatric clinic enrolled between March and May 2016. Results A total of 79 psychiatric patients took part in this study with the majority of patients (61.3%) being prescribed more than one psychiatric disorder. The majority (51.89%) of the patients was classified as non-adherent according to the Morisky adherence questionnaire and forgetfulness was the most prevalent reason for that. Conclusions: Non-adherence is a common and important issue among psychiatric patients. Forgetfulness to take medication and carelessness were reported as the main reasons of medication non-adherence.

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