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Effect of subjective reasoning and neurocognition on medication adherence for persons with schizophrenia

Maeda, Keiko, Kasai, Kiyoto, Watanabe, Akira, Henomatsu, Katsuyo, Rogers, Mark A. and Kato, Nobumasa 2006, Effect of subjective reasoning and neurocognition on medication adherence for persons with schizophrenia, Psychiatric services, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 1203-1205, doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.57.8.1203.

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Title Effect of subjective reasoning and neurocognition on medication adherence for persons with schizophrenia
Author(s) Maeda, Keiko
Kasai, Kiyoto
Watanabe, Akira
Henomatsu, Katsuyo
Rogers, Mark A.ORCID iD for Rogers, Mark A. orcid.org/0000-0002-6808-9545
Kato, Nobumasa
Journal name Psychiatric services
Volume number 57
Issue number 8
Start page 1203
End page 1205
Total pages 3
Publisher American Psychiatric Publishing
Place of publication Arlington, Va.
Publication date 2006-08
ISSN 1075-2730
1557-9700
Keyword(s) adult
female
humans
Japan
male
patient compliance
schizophrenia
thinking
Summary Objective: This study investigated the relationship between patients' reasoning about medication adherence and neurocognitive and clinical indices for a treatment-compliant sample of Japanese patients with schizophrenia.

Methods: Subjective reasoning about medication adherence was assessed by the Rating of Medication Influences (ROMI) scale. General intelligence, executive function, and verbal memory were assessed by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, respectively.

Results: Higher prevention scores were associated with lower executive functioning and older age. Influence of others was associated with years of education, medication dosage, and IQ, and medication affinity was associated with education.

Conclusions: These results suggest that executive functioning, education, and general IQ may all be important factors in individual motivation for medication adherence.
Language eng
DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.57.8.1203
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, American Psychiatric Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047401

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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