Psychiatric Patients' Medication Beliefs, Knowledge, and the Change That Occurs After Exposure to a Medication Education Program

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Pharmacy
Department Pharmacotherapy
Author Sommi, Roger William Jr.
Title Psychiatric Patients' Medication Beliefs, Knowledge, and the Change That Occurs After Exposure to a Medication Education Program
Date 1985-06
Description Patient education is an important aspect of patient care. Many recommendations have been made on approaches for maximizing the patient teaching process. Studies have examined the potential benefits of patient education. Increased compliance with therapeutic regimens, decreased patient stress due to an increase in knowledge of their disease and/or its treatment, improved patient/health provider relations, increased cost effectiveness, and possibly improved health status of the patient are manor benefits noted from patient education. In order to realize these benefits, program development and implementation must be directed at effectively changing patient health behavior. This would involve the incorporation of research information on health behavior and health behavior modification in the particular area of interest. These areas, however, are not yet fully researched. Conclusions on the most effective educational strategies have not been described. Thus, educational programs are empirically designed with guidance from currently available but suboptimal knowledge. Beyond proper development and implementation, evaluation and redirection of the teaching process toward maximal attainment of the program's goals is an essential part of a successful education program. The objectives of this study were twofold: 1) to conduct an evaluation a psychiatric medication education program by identifying psychiatric patients' beliefs and describing the change in these beliefs after exposure to the medication education program, and by measuring the change in knowledge these patient; and 2) to use this information to generate hypotheses for improved medication educational strategies.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Mental disorders - Research; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Mentally Ill Person; Medication Adherence
Subject MESH Research Design; Mental Disorders; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Patient Medication Knowledge; Patient Education as Topic; Mentally Ill Persons; Medication Adherence; Health Behavior; Surveys and Questionnaires
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Doctor of Pharmacy
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of Psychiatric Patients' Medication Beliefs, Knowledge, and the Change That Occurs After Exposure to a Medication Education Program
Rights Management Copyright © Roger William Sommi, Jr. 1985
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2016-02-25
Date Modified 2018-01-10
ID 197254
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hb2dh2
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