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Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence

Ersin Uygun, Suat Kucukgoncu.

Abstract
Objective: Our aim in this study was to identify treatment adherence in bipolar disorder patients who regularly use medications and to examine the factors and beliefs associated with treatment compliance.
Method: Our sample consisted of 92 patients who were followed up by bipolar disorder. Participants assessed for diagnosis and remission by criteria of affective disorders part of SCID I then Sociodemographic data form, Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS) and The Beliefs about Medication Compliance Scale (BMCS) was given.
Results: Treatment non-adherence rate were %29,3. Variables that differ significantly in non-adherent group then adherent as follows: low education (p=0.03), medications that causes sedation (p=0,001), not educated about treatment (p=0,05), young age (p=0,04), difficulty in obtaining medicine (p=0,003) and treatment complexity (p=0,01). Particularly training the patient with written/visualized materials were higher in adherent group (p=0,02). While there was no significant difference in terms of BMCS benefit subscale (p=0,47), patients with poor treatment compliance reported significantly higher scores on the BMCS barrier subscale (p=0,01). In the logistic regression analysis, sedative medications, difficulty in obtaining medication and treatment complexity were found to be significant predictors of treatment non-adherence.
Conclusion: providing access to medication, informing the prescribing medicines with using visual material and patient-centered approaches would increase the compliance of the medication, especially with minimal use of sedative drugs.

Key words: Beliefs, Bipolar Disorder, Treatment Adherence


 
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Uygun E, Kucukgoncu S. Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. PBS. 2020; 10(4): 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607


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Uygun E, Kucukgoncu S. Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=91423 [Access: January 06, 2021]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607


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Uygun E, Kucukgoncu S. Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. PBS. 2020; 10(4): 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607



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Uygun E, Kucukgoncu S. Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. PBS. (2020), [cited January 06, 2021]; 10(4): 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607



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Uygun, E. & Kucukgoncu, . S. (2020) Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. PBS, 10 (4), 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607



Turabian Style

Uygun, Ersin, and Suat Kucukgoncu. 2020. Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 10 (4), 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607



Chicago Style

Uygun, Ersin, and Suat Kucukgoncu. "Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 10 (2020), 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Uygun, Ersin, and Suat Kucukgoncu. "Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 10.4 (2020), 192-198. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Uygun, E. & Kucukgoncu, . S. (2020) Treatment Adherence in Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Beliefs Related to Non-Adherence. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 10 (4), 192-198. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200313091607