International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 124

Research Paper | Pharmaceutical Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017


A Observational Study to Measure Anti-Epileptic Drug Adherence

Shubham Babu Gupta [4] | Shahnaz Begum | Shaik Saaduddin


Abstract: Objectives The objectives of the study were to measure Anti- Epileptic drug Adherence and also to identify factors affecting the drug adherence among people with epilepsy. Methods A total number of 100 patients affected with epilepsy that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited in the study. In this study purposive sampling technique was used. The total period of the study was from September 2016- April 2017. A validated self-prepared questionnaire was used to assess the drug adherence level among people with epilepsy. Results Majority of then Patients used Valproic Acid (32 %) drug for treatment 71 % of prescription has Poly therapy for treating epilepsy sample are compliant to the medication.73 (73 %) patients never missed their dose and are compliant to the AEDs.10 (35 %) patients had uncategorized reasons for non-adherence.44 (44 %) patients experienced side effects, in that majority [41 %] of sample experienced drowsiness.27 (61 %) patients are not affected by the side effects. The study shows a significant relationship between history of non- adherence and current status of non-adherence [P-value 7.879 > 0.05 level of confidence]. Conclusion There was no significant relationship between drug non-adherence and age, education, residence, duration of illness, side effects, expenditure of medicine. There was a significant relationship between history of non- adherence and current status of non- adherence.


Keywords: Epilepsy, Drug- Adherence, Non- adherence


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,


Pages: 520 - 525


How to Cite this Article?

Shubham Babu Gupta, Shahnaz Begum, Shaik Saaduddin, "A Observational Study to Measure Anti-Epileptic Drug Adherence", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017, pp. 520-525, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20173906

How to Share this Article?







Similar Articles with Keyword 'Epilepsy'

Downloads: 168

Research Paper, Pharmaceutical Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017

Pages: 2214 - 2218

Drug Utilization Evaluation of Antiepileptic Drugs in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Nethaji Ramalingam [2] | Anuroop Jose | Arun S [26] | Arya Shihab | Devika S [2] | Sudeep Balakrishnan | Babu Ganesan [2]

Share this Article

Downloads: 152

Review Papers, Pharmaceutical Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Pages: 123 - 124

Anticonvulsant Activity in Herbal Extract

Davinaa Jayasilan [5]

Share this Article


Top