A Comparative Study of Self-Reported Medication Knowledge and Attitudes of Patients With Psychiatric Conditions With or Without Participation in Patient Medication Education Group

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Title:
A Comparative Study of Self-Reported Medication Knowledge and Attitudes of Patients With Psychiatric Conditions With or Without Participation in Patient Medication Education Group
Author:
Ward, Kayla; Tedesco, Maria; Okerblom, Danielle; Goldstone, Lisa; Warholak, Terri
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2015
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: To compare the self-reported medication knowledge and attitudes of patients with psychiatric disorders who attended a patient medication education group (PMEG) versus those who did not. Methods: A convenience sample of 288 patients being discharged from an adult inpatient psychiatric unit was used. Just prior to discharge, patients were offered the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to assess their medication knowledge and attitudes. Patients who consented and attended the PMEG were assigned to the treatment group (n=81), while those who did not attend the PMEG were assigned to the control group (n= 207). The survey included nine statements for which the patients selected either agree or disagree. A Rasch analysis was used to analyze scaled questions. Chi-squared tests and Mann-Whitney U were used to analyze nominal and ordinal data, respectively. Demographic data was also collected. An alpha priori of 0.05 was applied. A Bonferroni correction was applied for multiple tests. Results: Patients who attended the PMEG were found to have a higher level of education compared to those who did not attend (p=0.037). There were no significant differences in knowledge and/or attitudes between those who attended PMEG during this admission versus those who did not attend (p=0.065). However, those who attended a PMEG during a previous hospital admission had a more positive attitude toward taking their medications (p=0.025). Conclusions: Results suggest that attitudes toward taking medications may gradually improve over time after patients attend a PMEG during an acute inpatient psychiatric admission.
Description:
Class of 2015 Abstract
Keywords:
self-reported; Medicine; psychiatric; patient medication education group (PMEG)
Advisor:
Goldstone, Lisa; Warholak, Terri

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dc.contributor.advisorGoldstone, Lisaen
dc.contributor.advisorWarholak, Terrien
dc.contributor.authorWard, Kaylaen
dc.contributor.authorTedesco, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorOkerblom, Danielleen
dc.contributor.authorGoldstone, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorWarholak, Terrien
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T22:27:07Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T22:27:07Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614022-
dc.descriptionClass of 2015 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To compare the self-reported medication knowledge and attitudes of patients with psychiatric disorders who attended a patient medication education group (PMEG) versus those who did not. Methods: A convenience sample of 288 patients being discharged from an adult inpatient psychiatric unit was used. Just prior to discharge, patients were offered the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to assess their medication knowledge and attitudes. Patients who consented and attended the PMEG were assigned to the treatment group (n=81), while those who did not attend the PMEG were assigned to the control group (n= 207). The survey included nine statements for which the patients selected either agree or disagree. A Rasch analysis was used to analyze scaled questions. Chi-squared tests and Mann-Whitney U were used to analyze nominal and ordinal data, respectively. Demographic data was also collected. An alpha priori of 0.05 was applied. A Bonferroni correction was applied for multiple tests. Results: Patients who attended the PMEG were found to have a higher level of education compared to those who did not attend (p=0.037). There were no significant differences in knowledge and/or attitudes between those who attended PMEG during this admission versus those who did not attend (p=0.065). However, those who attended a PMEG during a previous hospital admission had a more positive attitude toward taking their medications (p=0.025). Conclusions: Results suggest that attitudes toward taking medications may gradually improve over time after patients attend a PMEG during an acute inpatient psychiatric admission.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectself-reporteden
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectpsychiatricen
dc.subjectpatient medication education group (PMEG)en
dc.titleA Comparative Study of Self-Reported Medication Knowledge and Attitudes of Patients With Psychiatric Conditions With or Without Participation in Patient Medication Education Groupen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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