|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 228-232
Does religiosity in persons with schizophrenia influence medication adherence
Davuluri Triveni, Sandeep Grover, Subho Chakrabarti
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Background: Little information is available regarding the effect of religiosity and spirituality on medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia.
Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the association of medication adherence with different aspects of religiosity and spirituality in patients with schizophrenia.
Materials and Methods: One hundred patients with schizophrenia were evaluated on religiousness measure scale and Duke Religion Index (DUREL); Brief Religious Coping Scale (Brief RCOPE); World Health Organization Quality of Life Spirituality, Religiosity, and Personal Beliefs (WHOQoL-SRPB); and Brief Adherence Rating Scale (BARS).
Results: A higher level of religiosity as assessed by the religiousness measure scale, private religious activities and intrinsic religiosity as per DUREL, positive religious coping, and all the domains of WHOQOL-SRPB was associated with better medication compliance as assessed by the percentage of doses of medications consumed in the last 1 month as evaluated by using BARS.
Conclusion: The present study suggests that a higher level of religiosity and spirituality were associated with better medication compliance.
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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