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THE EFFECT OF FAMILY PSYCHOEDUCATION ON THE COMPLIANCE OF PATIENTS IN TAKING MEDICATION

Author : Antonius Ngadiran*, Dian Ratna sawitri

Abstract

Introduction: Severe mental disorders, such as schizophrenia result in a burden on the government, family, and society due to decreased patient productivity and a large burden on patients and families. The condition in most families lacks good knowledge about health so often has difficulty in caring for or assisting in taking patient medication. Family psychoeducation is a kind of psychotherapy that can be used in the care and mental health sectors by providing information and education through therapeutic communication. This study is was aimed to determine the effect of family psychoeducation on patients compliance in taking medication. Methods: In this study researchers used quasi-experimental pre and post one group design with a number of respondents of 20 families and 20 schizophrenic patients. The design of this study was to analyze the effect of family psychoeducation on patients compliance in taking medication . Results: The results of the study showed that the compliance of patients in taking medication increased from 55% to 85% after family psychoeducation. The effect test using the dependent T test obtained a significant value (p value) 0,000. This results demonstrated that there was a significant effect of family psychoeducation on patients compliance in taking medication. Conclusion: The level of compliance of patients in taking medication before intervention was 55%, while after intervention was 85%.and there is a significant effect of family psychoeducation on patients compliance in taking medication. Key words: Compliance, Family, Medication, Psychoeducation, Schizophrenia.

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