International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064

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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

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