Psychotropic Medication Non-adherence (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and Nurses
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Semahegn, A., Torpey, K., Manu, A., Assefa, N., Tesfays, G., and Ankomah, A. (2020). Psychotropic medication non-adherence and its associated factors among patients with major psychiatric disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 9 (17), 1-18.
Course Description: Psychiatric disorders continue to present a global health challenge. The management of these disorders is difficult due to high levels of medication non-adherence. Patients with major psychiatric disorders are more likely to be medication non-compliant due to poor reasoning and lack of insight about their illness and treatment. This non-adherence leads to symptom exacerbation and a significant reduction in treatment effectiveness. Researchers found that almost half of the patients with psychiatric disorders did not adhere to their psychotropic medication schedules in the accompanying study. Therefore, comprehensive approaches that target factors affecting medication non-adherence may result in tremendous positive outcomes.
- Identify the purposes of the study and the methods related to psychotropic medication non-adherence as examined in the article
- Analyze the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings
- Integrate the identified results, overall conclusions, and areas for further research
- Read and understand Psychotropic medication non-adherence and its associated factors among patients with major psychiatric disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to psychotropic medication non-adherence coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between medication non-adherence and the associated factors identified in the article