Field of Research: Pharmaceuticalcare
Name of author) (s): Tareq L. Mukattash, Karem H. Alzoubi, Ejlal Abu El-Rub, Anan S. Jarab, Sayer I. Al-Azzam, Maher Khdour, Mohd Shara and Yazid N. Al Hamarneh
Title of published work: “Prevalence of non-adherence among psychiatric patients in Jordan, a cross sectional study”
Name of Journal: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Publisher: Royal Pharmaceutical Society
It has been estimated that up to 50% of any patient population is at least partially non-adherent to their prescribed treatment. Identifying barriers to adherence is required to develop effective interventions for psychiatric patients. To explore the prevalence and factors of non-adherence among psychiatric patients present at four psychiatric clinics. A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. A sample of psychiatric patients attending outpatient psychiatric clinics was enrolled between March and April 2011. A total of 243 psychiatric patients took part in this study with the majority of patients (92.5%) being prescribed more than one psychiatric disorder. The majority (64.2%) of the patients was classified as non-adherent according to the Morisky adherence questionnaire and forgetfulness was the most prevalent reason for that. Non-adherence is a common and important issue among psychiatric patients. Polypharmacy, safety concerns and lack of insight towards the prescribed treatment were reported as the main reasons of non-adherence.
Dherence; patient behaviour; pharmaceuticalcare; psychiatric patient; psychiatric medicines
Contact author (s):
Name: Maher Khdour, PhD.
Address: Faculty of Pharmacy