The effect of motivational interviews on treatment adherence and insight levels of patients with schizophrenia: A randomized controlled study.

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The effect of motivational interviews on treatment adherence and insight levels of patients with schizophrenia: A randomized controlled study.

Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018 Jun 11;:

Authors: Ertem MY, Duman ZÇ

Abstract
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of motivational interview (MI) on treatment adherence and insight of the patients diagnosed with schizophrenia at a hospital in Turkey.
DESIGN AND METHODS: Individuals with schizophrenia, who match with the sample characteristics, were assigned to intervention (20) and control groups (20) according to the randomization schedule. Personal Information Form, Morisky's Questions-Self-Report Measure of Adherence, and Schedule for Assessing the Three Components of Insight were used.
FINDINGS: Group-wise examinations showed that mean scores of "three component scales of insight" yielded statistically significant difference for the intervention group. Analysis of the Morisky Adherence Scale Mean Scores showed a significant difference for interval mean scores of the intervention group.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Both the pyschiatric patients and the health institutions can benefit from increased levels of treatment adherence and insight by the adoption of the MI methods starting with a patient's first registration to a psychiatric outpatient clinic.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: MI can be included during any of the patient visits to establish treatment collaboration with psychiatric patients at psychiatric facilities, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers.

PMID: 29888541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]