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Sharifi A, Shabani A, Ahmadzad-Asl M. The Pattern of Adherence in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder an Eight Weeks Study. IJPBS. 2009; 3 (2) :39-43
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-99-en.html

Abstract:   (69905 Views)
Ôbjectives: Non-adherence limits the effectiveness of medications among patients with bipolar disorder. Many studies have investigated the predicting factors of non-adherence. This paper aims to present the pattern of adherence in patients with bipolar Ï disorder (BÏD).
Methods: Seventy six patients with BÏD enrolled in a prospective study. The Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) was used to evaluate patients' adherence to medications, and repeated measure analysis was performed to reveal the pattern of variations. Â Persian translation of Drug Âttitude Ïnventory (DÂÏ-10) (shortened version) was used to assess the attitude of patients toward medications.
Results: the repeated measure analysis revealed that the adherence to medications successively decreased (p<0.001). Âge, gender, marital status, educational level, comorbid substance abuse did not alter the pattern.
Çonclusion: There is a decreasing pattern in the adherence to medications among BÏD patients, regardless of known predicting factors of non-adherence. Ït means even fully adherent patients could potentially become non-adherents during the course of maintenance treatment.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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