Factors associated with non-adherence in chronic patients with multiple comorbid conditions

Authors

  • Unaiza Jawad Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Saqib Rabbani Department of Behavioral Sciences, Avicenna Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fariha Asghar Department of Behavioral Sciences, Avicenna Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mujtaba Muhammad Department of Psychiatry, Al-Aleem Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37978/tijfs.v4i2.292

Keywords:

Non-Adherence, Comorbid, Chronic

Abstract

Background: To determine the association of non-adherence to the various age groups and related sociodemographic factors, this study was conducted.

Materials and Methods: In different departments of Services Hospital Lahore, a cross-sectional survey was conducted. 370 patients voluntarily participated in the study. The data was collected using a questionnaire. The data was analyzed using chi-square. The level of significance was 0.05%.

Results: In this study, 33.3% of patients were below the age of 40 years and 46.3% of patients were above the age of 40 years and were not adherents because of the experience that they did not get benefit from the treatment. Similarly, 21.5% of patients below age 40 and 22.3% of patients above age 40 think that they do not need medicine. 38.5% of patients below age 40 and 54.3% of patients aged above 40 stopped medicine after becoming better.

Conclusion: None-adherence found more prevalent among elderly patients.

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Published

2020-09-04

How to Cite

Jawad, U., Rabbani, M. S., Asghar, F., & Muhammad, M. (2020). Factors associated with non-adherence in chronic patients with multiple comorbid conditions. The International Journal of Frontier Sciences, 4(2), 85-87. https://doi.org/10.37978/tijfs.v4i2.292

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