COMMON REASONS FOR DRUG NONCOMPLIANCE IN PATIENTS WHO ARE ATTENDING OUTPATIENT CLINICS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE AT MAKKAH AL-MOKARRAMAH
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 375-387
The compliance with standards in health services is non-negotiable as it is fundamental in improving KSA current poor health outcomes, restoring patient and staff confidence in the public healthcare system, achieving widespread sustainable development and providing basic quality healthcare in KSA. Despite the growing interest in understanding the a etiology of chronic diseases, limited studies exist on medication noncompliance, especially, among perturbing and rural dwellers in KSA. Barriers to medication adherence in patients can have significant differences that made researchers confute to conclude that medication adherence is required to be more explored, and then, beneficial interventions develop to decrease these barriers. Some of the main barriers to patient compliance with pharmacological therapy The barriers to medication adherence included four concepts, namely, lifestyle challenges, patient incompatibility, forgetting of medicine use, and no expert advice. These concepts are always present in the disease process and reduce the patients' efforts to achieve normal living and adhere to the medication. Medication non-adherence when patients don’t take their medications as prescribed is unfortunately fairly common, especially among patients with chronic disease.Most non-adherence is intentional patients make a rational decision not to take their medicine based on their knowledge, experience and beliefs There are many reasons for non-compliance with in patients for medication.
Aim of the study: To assessment of drug noncompliance among patients who are attending out patient's clinics in Primary Health Care Centers, Makkah, 2019 at Makkah Al-Mokarramah.
Method:Across sectional descriptive study conducted among including Sample population consists of Saudi out patients aged 20-60 years attending to outpatient in selected primary health–care centers in Makkah Al-Mokarramah city, during the October to December, 2019, the Sample size of medical practitioners. Our total participants were (234).
Results:shows a statistically significant association socio-demographic (age, education, occupation, income) and Regular taking medication with (P-value <0.001) , respectively Chi-square (34.607, 72.638, 9.144, 32.151) Regarding gender shows no statistically significant association between gender and Regular taking medication with (P-value 0.364) , Chi-square (0.826).
Conclusion: Recommendations to facilitate compliance with were described, which included implementation of effective management practices and allocation of adequate healthcare resources required to facilitate such compliance. The factors related to compliance may be better categorized as factors as the approach in countering their effects may differ. The study also highlights that the interaction of the various factors has not been studied systematically. Future studies need to address this interaction issue, as this may be crucial to reducing the level of non-compliance in general, and to enhancing the possibility of achieving the desired healthcare outcomes. Drug noncompliance not only includes patient compliance with medication but a lot of factors For example also with diet, exercise, or life style changes
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