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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

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17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Medication Adherence in Adult Patients with Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review

Objective: To examine factors contributing to nonadherence in BD and methods for directly addressing these in an effect to offer providers information that can be used to assist clients.

Methods: A review of the literature from 2012 to 2017 was conducted using a computerized search using Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) and PsycInfo.

Results: Ten studies were identified as meeting the inclusion criteria. The resulting studies evenly discussed the reasons for medication non-adherence as well as treatment strategies aimed at improving adherence.

Conclusion: The major findings of this study are two-fold, with one aspect determining effective strategies aimed at improving medication non-adherence in BD patients, while the other determines the reasons behind medication non-adherence. A significant portion of the research attributed non-adherence to substance abuse. Another commonality discovered was the connection between the psychosocial aspect of a patient’s life and the associated medication taking behaviors. In regard to treatment strategies aimed at improving adherence, interventions ranging from patient education to the use of electronic devices were found to be effective in improving medication adherence.

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Medication Adherence in Adult Patients with Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review

Abstract

Medication Adherence in Adult Patients with Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review

Objective: To examine factors contributing to nonadherence in BD and methods for directly addressing these in an effect to offer providers information that can be used to assist clients.

Methods: A review of the literature from 2012 to 2017 was conducted using a computerized search using Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) and PsycInfo.

Results: Ten studies were identified as meeting the inclusion criteria. The resulting studies evenly discussed the reasons for medication non-adherence as well as treatment strategies aimed at improving adherence.

Conclusion: The major findings of this study are two-fold, with one aspect determining effective strategies aimed at improving medication non-adherence in BD patients, while the other determines the reasons behind medication non-adherence. A significant portion of the research attributed non-adherence to substance abuse. Another commonality discovered was the connection between the psychosocial aspect of a patient’s life and the associated medication taking behaviors. In regard to treatment strategies aimed at improving adherence, interventions ranging from patient education to the use of electronic devices were found to be effective in improving medication adherence.

 

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