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Title: Psychosocial and socio-demographic correlates of medication compliance among people with schizophrenia
Authors: Tsang, HWH 
Fung, KMT
Corrigan, PW
Keywords: Attitude
Insight
Medication compliance
Schizophrenia
Self-stigma
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Source: Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 2009, v. 40, no. 1, p. 3-14 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 
Abstract: This study examined the medication compliance of people with schizophrenia in relation to their self-stigma, insight, attitude towards medication, and socio-demographic status via a cross-sectional observational design. Eighty-six Chinese adults with schizophrenia were recruited from the psychiatric hospitals and community settings for this study. The findings suggested that stereotype agreement of self-stigmatization and attitude towards medication were moderately correlated with medication compliance. Poor insight and living alone were found to be significant predictors of medication compliance based on regression analysis. Insight was identified to be the strongest predictor on compliance which accounted for 68.35% of the total variance. Although self-stigma is only moderately linked with medication compliance, its effects on medication-induced stigma cannot be ignored.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13761
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2008.02.003
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