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Factors associated with medication non-adherence in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
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Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

Open Access

Factors associated with medication non-adherence in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus


49th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference

August 20-21, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

Xia Xie

Sichuan University, China

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Adv Practice Nurs

Abstract :

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine prevalence and factors associated with medication non-adherence in Chinese patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Method: A cross-sectional investigation was performed. Participants were recruited by convenience sampling from Rheumatic Clinic of a University hospital between June 2016 and September 2016. Patients self-reported medication adherence was assessed by the Morisky 8-Item Medication Adherence Scale. Additional surveys included patientsÔ?? demographics, clinical and treatment characteristics. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with medication non-adherence. Result: A total of 140 patients were included in analysis. The percentage of patients classified as non-adherent to medication was 75%. Low education, rural residency, childless, limited comprehension of medication instructions, side effects experienced dissatisfaction with treatment and better physical health were associated with an increased risk of non-adherence. Conclusion: This study demonstrated a great prevalence of medication non-adherence in Chinese SLE patients and factors associated with the medication non-adherence are multifaceted. PatientsÔ?? adherence may be improved by interventions for these factors, such as appropriate adjustment of the service resources of rheumatic disease in rural communities and improved communication between the healthcare providers and the patients, including the need for healthcare providers to identify and discuss any questions and concerns which the patient may have regarding their disease and medications.

Biography :

E-mail: xiexia_2014@163.com

 

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