Effectiveness of Adherence Therapy for People With Schizophrenia in Turkey: A Controlled Study.

Effectiveness of Adherence Therapy for People With Schizophrenia in Turkey: A Controlled Study.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016 Apr;30(2):249-56

Authors: Dikec G, Kutlu Y

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: This study used a quasi-experimental design with a pretest-posttest control group and follow-up to determine the efficacy of adherence therapy in patients with schizophrenia in Turkey.
METHODS: The sample of this study consisted of patients with schizophrenia (n=30). The Questionnaire Form, Medication Adherence Rating Scale, Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale, and Beck Cognitive Insight Scale were used. The patients were assigned to experimental (n=15) and control (n=15) groups using the randomization method. The experimental group received adherence therapy in eight sessions.
RESULTS: When the scores of the patients in the experimental and control groups were compared at the pretest, posttest, and 3- and 6-months follow ups, a significant difference was only found in the Medication Adherence Rating Scale posttest scores.
CONCLUSION: Adherence therapy is effective in improving adherence to treatment but is not effective with regard to insight and internalized stigma in patients with schizophrenia.

PMID: 26992879 [PubMed - in process]

Effectiveness of Adherence Therapy for People With Schizophrenia in Turkey: A Controlled Study.

Effectiveness of Adherence Therapy for People With Schizophrenia in Turkey: A Controlled Study.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016 Apr;30(2):249-56

Authors: Dikec G, Kutlu Y

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: This study used a quasi-experimental design with a pretest-posttest control group and follow-up to determine the efficacy of adherence therapy in patients with schizophrenia in Turkey.
METHODS: The sample of this study consisted of patients with schizophrenia (n=30). The Questionnaire Form, Medication Adherence Rating Scale, Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale, and Beck Cognitive Insight Scale were used. The patients were assigned to experimental (n=15) and control (n=15) groups using the randomization method. The experimental group received adherence therapy in eight sessions.
RESULTS: When the scores of the patients in the experimental and control groups were compared at the pretest, posttest, and 3- and 6-months follow ups, a significant difference was only found in the Medication Adherence Rating Scale posttest scores.
CONCLUSION: Adherence therapy is effective in improving adherence to treatment but is not effective with regard to insight and internalized stigma in patients with schizophrenia.

PMID: 26992879 [PubMed - in process]