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Psychoeducation and Compliance in the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia

Dunja Degmečić
Ivan Požgain
Pavo Filaković

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 71 Kb

str. 1111-1115

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Psychoeducation provides to the patient and his family members full information about schizophrenia and all aspects
of the treatment. If the patient is not fully informed about the treatment and the side effects, there is a higher risk for discontinuation
of the therapy without consulting his psychiatrist. Dicontinuation of the treatment is one of the main reasons
for the relapse of schizophrenia. Aim of the study was to define wheter there are differences in compliance between
two groups of patients, one who went through education about schizophrenia and the other group without the education
about the disease. Group of 30 patients were during the hospitalisation educated about the schizophrenia and the treatment
of the disease, while the contol group of 30 patients were not educated. On the admission to the hospital, on the release
from the hospital and after three months from the release from the hospital patients were rated with Brief Psychiatric
Rating Scale and Clinical Global Impression, compliance was rated with Compliance Assessment Inventory, attitude
towards drugs with Drug Attitude Inventory, and social funcioning of the patients with Global Assessment of Functioning.
Knowledge about the disease was assessed with specially disagned questionnaire with 12 questions. Results of
our study show us the importance of education on the compliance, as well as on the positive attitude towards the drug
treatment, which is one of the most important predictors of the succesful treatment of the schizophrenia.

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psychoeducation; schizophrenia; compliance

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