Year : 2021  |  Volume : 63  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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.


How to cite this article:
Triveni D, Grover S, Chakrabarti S. Does religiosity in persons with schizophrenia influence medication adherence.Indian J Psychiatry 2021;63:228-232


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Triveni D, Grover S, Chakrabarti S. Does religiosity in persons with schizophrenia influence medication adherence. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 30 ];63:228-232
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