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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1348, E-ISSN: 2664-1356, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.4
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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B

Nonadherence and reasons of nonadherence to drug regimen among schizophrenic patients at Psychiatric OPD, BSMC & H, Bankura, West Bengal

Tulika Ghosh and Binapani De

A descriptive research study was conducted nonadherence and reasons of nonadherence to drug regimen among schizophrenic patients at psychiatric OPD, BSMC & H, Bankura, West Bengal to investigate the nonadherence and reasons of nonadherence to drug regimen among schizophrenic patients and to find out its association with selected demographic variables among schizophrenic patients at psychiatric OPD, BSMC & H, Bankura, West Bengal. Data were collected from 120 samples by simple random sampling using semi structured demographic tool, Medication adherence rating scale (MARS) and structured interview schedule. Majority of the patients (57.50%) were non-adherent to drug regimen. Within patient related reasons majority (74%) of patients having reasons of nonadherence due to medicines are costly to buy; among hospital related reasons, 63% of the patients having hospital is far away from their home, and within miscellaneous reasons 51% unable to come to hospital due to lock down. Nonadherence among schizophrenic patients were significant with gender, education, occupation, type of family, monthly per capita income, residence, addiction status, and duration of illness at 0.05 level. Study was implicated on nursing practice, education, administration and research. An experimental study can be conducted to explore the effectiveness of awareness programme to improve adherence among schizophrenic patients.
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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
How to cite this article:
Tulika Ghosh, Binapani De. Nonadherence and reasons of nonadherence to drug regimen among schizophrenic patients at Psychiatric OPD, BSMC & H, Bankura, West Bengal. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2023;5(1):121-130. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2023.v5.i1b.120
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