Factors Influencing Medication Adherence Among Thai Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304246
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Influencing Medication Adherence Among Thai Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients
Author(s):
Polsook, Rapin; Thanasilp, Sureeporn; Aungsuroch, Yupin; Duffy, Joanne R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rapin Polsook, , nitinggel@yahoo.com; Sureeporn Thanasilp, PhD,RN; Yupin Aungsuroch, RN, PhD; Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Medication adherence remains an important health problem, which is often overlooked and has been linked to increased adverse outcomes among post myocardial infarction in Thailand. To fill the gap in knowledge, reduce morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life among Thai post myocardial infarction patients, there is an urgent need to conduct this study to better understand factors that affect medication adherence.

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the relationships between social support, financial status, education, symptom severity, barriers, depression, knowledge, and self-efficacy and medication adherence in Thai post myocardial infarction patients.

Methods:  A descriptive study conducted to determine factors influencing medication adherence. The purposive sampling was used to approach the participants, and the study took place at cardiology outpatient departments which is permitted by Police General Hospital’s ethic committee. One hundred participants who met inclusion criteria were used in the Multiple regression analysis.

Results: The current study found that only social support predicted medication adherence (36.8%). The other factors were composes of education (5.9%), financial status (8.2%), symptom severity (3.8%), depression(14.2%), barriers (11%), coronary artery disease knowledge (12.1%), and self-efficacy (15.6%) unpredicted medication adherence.

Conclusion:  Only one predictor variable- social support- explained medication adherence among Thai post myocardial infarction patients. The influence of social support on medication adherence in this study was consistent with previous studies. Since Thai health care policy guarantees coverage for all, sociodemographic factors may not be applicable to this population. To improve medication adherence, nurses should be aware of the importance of social support and provide interventions that enhance this factor, for example, encouraging family members to help patients with medication administration such as reminders of time and amount.

Keywords:
Post myocardial infarction patients; Medication adherence
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Influencing Medication Adherence Among Thai Post-Myocardial Infarction Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPolsook, Rapinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThanasilp, Sureepornen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAungsuroch, Yupinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Joanne R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsRapin Polsook, , nitinggel@yahoo.com; Sureeporn Thanasilp, PhD,RN; Yupin Aungsuroch, RN, PhD; Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304246-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p>Medication adherence remains an important health problem, which is often overlooked and has been linked to increased adverse outcomes among post myocardial infarction in Thailand. To fill the gap in knowledge, reduce morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life among Thai post myocardial infarction patients, there is an urgent need to conduct this study to better understand factors that affect medication adherence. <p><strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong>This study aimed to determine the relationships between social support, financial status, education, symptom severity, barriers, depression, knowledge, and self-efficacy and medication adherence in Thai post myocardial infarction patients. <p><strong><b>Methods: </b></strong> A descriptive study conducted to determine factors influencing medication adherence. The purposive sampling was used to approach the participants, and the study took place at cardiology outpatient departments which is permitted by Police General Hospital’s ethic committee. One hundred participants who met inclusion criteria were used in the Multiple regression analysis. <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong>The current study found that only social support predicted medication adherence (36.8%). The other factors were composes of education (5.9%), financial status (8.2%), symptom severity (3.8%), depression(14.2%), barriers (11%), coronary artery disease knowledge (12.1%), and self-efficacy (15.6%) unpredicted medication adherence. <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong> Only one predictor variable- social support- explained medication adherence among Thai post myocardial infarction patients. The influence of social support on medication adherence in this study was consistent with previous studies. Since Thai health care policy guarantees coverage for all, sociodemographic factors may not be applicable to this population. To improve medication adherence, nurses should be aware of the importance of social support and provide interventions that enhance this factor, for example, encouraging family members to help patients with medication administration such as reminders of time and amount.en_GB
dc.subjectPost myocardial infarction patientsen_GB
dc.subjectMedication adherenceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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