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

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posted on 01.08.2006, 00:00 authored by K Maeda, K Kasai, A Watanabe, K Henomatsu, Mark RogersMark Rogers, N Kato
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.

History

Journal

Psychiatric services

Volume

57

Issue

8

Pagination

1203 - 1205

Publisher

American Psychiatric Publishing

Location

Arlington, Va.

ISSN

1075-2730

eISSN

1557-9700

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, American Psychiatric Publishing