|Title:||Factors Affecting Medication Adherence Among Adults with Schizophrenia: A Literature Review|
|Journal:||Arch Psychiatr Nurs|
|Alternate Journal:||Archives of psychiatric nursing|
|Abstract:||This review aimed to summarize empirical evidence concerning factors relating to medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia. A comprehensive search was implemented to recruit articles which met the present eligibility criteria. Twenty-five articles were included whereby only one was a qualitative study. Greater awareness of illness (insight), previous history of medication adherence, positive attitude toward medication, types of atypical antipsychotics, less severe psychotic symptoms, and social support were identified as factors of medication adherence. Knowledge gaps and methodological limitations were also identified. Implications to clinical practice include providing psychoeducation to patients by increasing their knowledge about illness and medication.|
|Notes:||1532-8228 Tham, Xiang Cong Xie, Huiting Chng, Cecilia Mui Lee Seah, Xin Yi Lopez, Violeta Klainin-Yobas, Piyanee Review Journal Article United States Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016 Dec;30(6):797-809. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.07.007. Epub 2016 Jul 14.|
|Authors Address:||Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. National University Hospital, Singapore. Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.|
|Appears in Collections:||2016|
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