The relationships among medicine symptom distress, self-efficacy, patient-provider relationship, and medication compliance in patients with epilepsy

Hsiu Fang Chen, Yun Fang Tsai*, Yea Pyng Lin, Mo Song Shih, Jui Chen Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among medicine symptom distress, self-efficacy, patient-provider relationship, and medication compliance in patients with epilepsy. Patients with epilepsy (n=357) were recruited using convenience sampling from three medical centers in northern Taiwan. Results showed significant differences in relationships between medication compliance and the following factors: gender, employment status, comorbid chronic diseases, self-driving, daily drug dosing frequency, seizure after a missed dose, and self-efficacy. Logistic regression analysis indicated that comorbid chronic disease, self-driving, seizure after a missed dose, and self-efficacy were significantly associated with medication compliance. These data suggest that health care providers of patients with epilepsy pay more attention to treatment of comorbid chronic diseases, the safety issues of self-driving, seizures occurring after missed doses, and awareness of self-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 09 2010

Keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Medication compliance
  • Medicine symptom distress
  • Patient-provider relationship
  • Self-efficacy

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