Attitude towards adherence to long term therapy

Authors

  • Paramita Sarkar Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3460-0007
  • Abantika Bagchi Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal
  • Dipanwita Sarkar Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal
  • Rajesh K Dalal Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal
  • Swarnanka Chakrabarty Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal
  • Rivu Basu Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i01.009

Keywords:

Adherence, Attitude, Chronic Disease, Household Survey, Long-Term Therapy

Abstract

Background: Chronic disease is a common public health problem worldwide. Adherence to long-term treatment is a key determinant of therapeutic success in patients with chronic diseases. Aim & Objective: The purpose of the study was to know the people’s attitude towards intake of drug, medication adherence and their relationship with socio demographic profile. Settings and Design: Data were collected from 729 individuals chronic disease sufferers chosen randomly from all 81 villages of Amdanga Block West Bengal through a household-based survey in a cross- sectional design. Methods and Material: A pre designed, pre tested, semi structured schedule containing socio-demographic profile and attitude among the respondents regarding adherence to long-term treatment. Statistical analysis used: To compare Attitude scores among different groups, median (IQR) attitude score was calculated and compared with Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test to know the level of significance of variables. p–value < 0.05 considered statistically significant. Results: Attitude towards long-term adherence to treatment to chronic diseases were significantly associated to caste (p=0.043), education (p=0.001) and occupation (p=0.001) of the study subject. Conclusions: Attitude towards long-term adherence to treatment to chronic diseases were significantly associated to caste, education and occupation.

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2020-03-31

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Sarkar P, Bagchi A, Sarkar D, Rajesh K Dalal, Chakrabarty S, Basu R. Attitude towards adherence to long term therapy. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 May 24];32(1):39-42. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1279

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