Psychosocial and socio-demographic correlates of medication compliance among people with schizophrenia

Wing Hong Hector Tsang, Kelvin M.T. Fung, Patrick W. Corrigan

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Abstract

This study examined the medication compliance of people with schizophrenia in relation to their self-stigma, insight, attitude towards medication, and socio-demographic status via a cross-sectional observational design. Eighty-six Chinese adults with schizophrenia were recruited from the psychiatric hospitals and community settings for this study. The findings suggested that stereotype agreement of self-stigmatization and attitude towards medication were moderately correlated with medication compliance. Poor insight and living alone were found to be significant predictors of medication compliance based on regression analysis. Insight was identified to be the strongest predictor on compliance which accounted for 68.35% of the total variance. Although self-stigma is only moderately linked with medication compliance, its effects on medication-induced stigma cannot be ignored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Insight
  • Medication compliance
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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