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postgraduate thesis: Factors predicting treatment adherence among first episode psychosis patients at psychiatric outpatient clinic in Hong Kong

TitleFactors predicting treatment adherence among first episode psychosis patients at psychiatric outpatient clinic in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Man, Y. [文婉玲]. (2013). Factors predicting treatment adherence among first episode psychosis patients at psychiatric outpatient clinic in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5088120
AbstractBackground Non-adherence at psychiatric out-patients clinics has serious impact on clinical and economic outcomes. It is costly to both health care systems and the patients. This study aimed to examine the predictors of treatment adherence in a group of patients with first episode psychosis in Hong Kong. Methods Thirty five patients with psychosis underwent assessment for prospective memory, insight and social support at baseline. Clinical symptoms were also measured. Linear regression was used to identify predictors of treatment adherence at baseline. Actual medication adherence was assessed three months later and multiple linear regression models were used to identify predictors of non-adherence. Results The effects of independent variables age, gender, number of psychiatric hospitalization, and prospective memory were no statistically significant to treatment adherence. But educational level, insight and social support were showed positive correlation with treatment adherence. Conclusions The study demonstrates that treatment adherence is associated with level of education, insight and social support system. These factors are important to assess when trying to estimate the degree of medication adherence and its relationship to clinical presentation.
DegreeMaster of Psychological Medicine
SubjectPsychoses - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramPsychological Medicine
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192970

 

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dc.contributor.authorMan, Yuen-ling-
dc.contributor.author文婉玲-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-14T06:23:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-14T06:23:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationMan, Y. [文婉玲]. (2013). Factors predicting treatment adherence among first episode psychosis patients at psychiatric outpatient clinic in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5088120-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192970-
dc.description.abstractBackground Non-adherence at psychiatric out-patients clinics has serious impact on clinical and economic outcomes. It is costly to both health care systems and the patients. This study aimed to examine the predictors of treatment adherence in a group of patients with first episode psychosis in Hong Kong. Methods Thirty five patients with psychosis underwent assessment for prospective memory, insight and social support at baseline. Clinical symptoms were also measured. Linear regression was used to identify predictors of treatment adherence at baseline. Actual medication adherence was assessed three months later and multiple linear regression models were used to identify predictors of non-adherence. Results The effects of independent variables age, gender, number of psychiatric hospitalization, and prospective memory were no statistically significant to treatment adherence. But educational level, insight and social support were showed positive correlation with treatment adherence. Conclusions The study demonstrates that treatment adherence is associated with level of education, insight and social support system. These factors are important to assess when trying to estimate the degree of medication adherence and its relationship to clinical presentation.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshPsychoses - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleFactors predicting treatment adherence among first episode psychosis patients at psychiatric outpatient clinic in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5088120-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Psychological Medicine-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePsychological Medicine-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5088120-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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