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Determinants of Patient Compliance with Anticonvulsant Therapy


Peterson, GM and McLean, S and Millingen, KS, Determinants of Patient Compliance with Anticonvulsant Therapy, Epilepsia, 23, (6) pp. 607-613. ISSN 0013-9580 (1982) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1528-1157.1982.tb05075.x


Summary: Determinants of compliance were examined in 101 hospital outpatients with epilepsy. Self-reported patient compliance was associated with plasma anticonvulsant levels, prescription refill frequencies, and appointment keeping. Factors independently related to compliance were worry about one's health, having generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and the absence of barriers to good compliance. Seizure frequency indirectly contributed to patient compliance through worry about one's health. Removing potential barriers to compliance and counselling patients who have been relatively seizure-free may improve compliance with anticonvulsant therapy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
UTAS Author:McLean, S (Professor Stuart McLean)
ID Code:111035
Year Published:1982
Web of Science® Times Cited:44
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2016-08-26
Last Modified:2016-08-26

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