Ms.shijina S, Prof. Mini G


A descriptive study dealt with knowledge regarding drug compliance among mentally ill clients attending follow up mental health clinics in Thiruvananthapuram district. The objectives were to assess the knowledge regarding drug compliance among mentally ill clients, determine the association of knowledge regarding drug compliance with socio demographic and clinical variables. The result showed that 47%, 37.5% and 15.5% of clients were having average, poor and good knowledge regarding drug compliance respectively. The study infer that mental health nurse should create awareness regarding medication adherence among public and foster good practices inorder to follow all rights of medication intake, thus helping a mentally ill client to lead a productive normal life.



drug compliance; mentally ill client; knowledge

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