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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A descriptive study to assess the drug adherence among bipolar affective disorder patients in a selected mental health care setting, Karnataka

Shreedevi IB, Shivanand HB, Dr. Sreevani Rentala and Dr. Raghavendra B Nayak

A descriptive study was conducted among bipolar affective disorder patients in a selected mental health care setting, Karnataka. The main objective of the study was to assess the drug compliance among BPAD patients. The population included 50 BPAD patients aged between 20-59 years. Study was approved by institutional Ethics committee. Data was collected from October 2018 to November 2018 by employing convenient sampling method. Structured interview method was employed using socio demographic data sheet and Morisky 8 item medication adherence questionnaire. The result showed that Among 50 patients assessed 38 (76%) was found to be low adherent and 12 (24%) patients were found to be medium adherent. There was a statistically significant association between low adherence and low income (x2=6.15, P=0.01) results showed that the low income (<5000) patients were had low adherence with medication. The findings of the present revealed drug compliance among BPAD patients of the selected mental health care setting.
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Shreedevi IB, Shivanand HB, Dr. Sreevani Rentala, Dr. Raghavendra B Nayak. A descriptive study to assess the drug adherence among bipolar affective disorder patients in a selected mental health care setting, Karnataka. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2019;2(1):28-31.
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