RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY SUPPORT AND MEDICATION ADHERENCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

Heni Purnama

Abstract


Background: There are many factors influencing medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia. Medication adherence have an important role in the treatment, especially to preventing relapse patients with schizophrenia. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between family support and medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the outpatient department of the West Java Province Mental Hospital in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Individuals were assessed using the Bahasa versions of Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS), and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) instruments. Result: A total of 88 patients with schizophrenia were enrolled. The prevalence of medication adherence was 64.8%. By using Chi-square test, the results revealed that family support have no significantly associated with medication adherence Conclusion: This finding could contribute to nursing knowledge to increase the understanding of medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia. The health care providers should promote regarding medication adherence to improve patients’ health status.


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Medication adherence, family support, schizophrenia

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