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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304489
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Increasing Adherence to Treatment for Clients with Serious Mental Illness
Author(s):
Markley, Valerie N.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Valerie N. Markley, BSN, MSN, markley@indiana.edu
Abstract:

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

Purpose: To make inferences about the relationship of provider-client communication between office visits and client adherence to psychotropic medication as prescribed.

Methods:

The study participants were a representative sample of 50 adults with serious mental illness at a private, out-patient psychiatric treatment center.  The independent/predictor variable was communication via phone, texting, or email by provider with the client.  The first communication took place within the first week after appointment with provider.  Further communication was attempted every two weeks until the next office visit. The sample was divided into two independent, non-overlapping groups.  The dependent variable was the rate of adherence to psychotropic medication as prescribed. For this study clients were considered to be meeting the goal of adherence or not meeting the goal of adherence (taking medications as prescribed less than 75% of the time).  

Results: The chi square test of homogeneity was implemented to evaluate the differences between two groups with one group receiving successful communication with provider between office visits and the other group not receiving successful communication and measuring the adherence of each group to psychotropic medication. Group C1 received the successful communication intervention 75% of the time and achieved an adherence rate of 75% for taking their psychotropic medications. Group C2 received successful communication less than 75% of the time and achieved an adherence rate of less than 75%. Ha: C1 > C2.  .The chi square test of homogeneity was statistically significant with  X 2 (1, N = 30) = __, p < .05 with a 95% CI [75-100].             

Conclusion:

The results demonstrated that the rate of adherence to psychotropic medication as prescribed was higher in the group that received successful communication with their provider between office visits as compared to the group that did not receive successful communication.

Keywords:
provider-client relationship; adherence; psychotropic medication
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIncreasing Adherence to Treatment for Clients with Serious Mental Illnessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarkley, Valerie N.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsValerie N. Markley, BSN, MSN, markley@indiana.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304489-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To make inferences about the relationship of provider-client communication between office visits and client adherence to psychotropic medication as prescribed. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>The study participants were a representative sample of 50 adults with serious mental illness at a private, out-patient psychiatric treatment center.  The independent/predictor variable was communication via phone, texting, or email by provider with the client.  The first communication took place within the first week after appointment with provider.  Further communication was attempted every two weeks until the next office visit. The sample was divided into two independent, non-overlapping groups.  The dependent variable was the rate of adherence to psychotropic medication as prescribed. For this study clients were considered to be meeting the goal of adherence or not meeting the goal of adherence (taking medications as prescribed less than 75% of the time).   <p><b>Results: </b>The chi square test of homogeneity was implemented to evaluate the differences between two groups with one group receiving successful communication with provider between office visits and the other group not receiving successful communication and measuring the adherence of each group to psychotropic medication. Group C1 received the successful communication intervention 75% of the time and achieved an adherence rate of 75% for taking their psychotropic medications. Group C2 received successful communication less than 75% of the time and achieved an adherence rate of less than 75%. Ha: C1 > C2.  .The chi square test of homogeneity was statistically significant with  <i>X </i><sup>2 </sup>(1, N = 30) = __, <i>p </i>< .05 with a 95% CI [75-100].              <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The results demonstrated that the rate of adherence to psychotropic medication as prescribed was higher in the group that received successful communication with their provider between office visits as compared to the group that did not receive successful communication.en_GB
dc.subjectprovider-client relationshipen_GB
dc.subjectadherenceen_GB
dc.subjectpsychotropic medicationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:10Z-
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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