Event Title

Studies on factors affecting drug treatment compliance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Session

Pharmaceutical and Natural Sciences

Description

Low adherence to the prescribed treatments is significantly prevalent in clinical practice, especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis disease. In general, the causes of non-compliance with the prescribed therapy are quite complex. The main purpose of this study was to determine the level of self-reported compliance with treatment, as well as to identify the factors that contribute to this level using as a representative sample patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

This study has a quantitative descriptive approach, in which 20 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis aged 18-70+years participated. Using the Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology (CQR19) and the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), information about the disease and treatment was assessed by referring to socio-demographic variables and disease duration, patients' beliefs in drug treatment and self-reported compliance with treatment.

From the results of the study it was concluded that the self-reported compliance rate with treatment was 66.4% among respondents with rheumatoid arthritis, reflecting the percentage of patients who reported that they always take their medications exactly as prescribed.

The most commonly reported reasons for non-compliance were concerns about the side effects of medications and fears of their long-term effects.

Keywords:

Drug compliance, rheumatoid arthritis, treatment, side effects.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

First Page

1

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.93

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Studies on factors affecting drug treatment compliance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Low adherence to the prescribed treatments is significantly prevalent in clinical practice, especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis disease. In general, the causes of non-compliance with the prescribed therapy are quite complex. The main purpose of this study was to determine the level of self-reported compliance with treatment, as well as to identify the factors that contribute to this level using as a representative sample patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

This study has a quantitative descriptive approach, in which 20 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis aged 18-70+years participated. Using the Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology (CQR19) and the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), information about the disease and treatment was assessed by referring to socio-demographic variables and disease duration, patients' beliefs in drug treatment and self-reported compliance with treatment.

From the results of the study it was concluded that the self-reported compliance rate with treatment was 66.4% among respondents with rheumatoid arthritis, reflecting the percentage of patients who reported that they always take their medications exactly as prescribed.

The most commonly reported reasons for non-compliance were concerns about the side effects of medications and fears of their long-term effects.