International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine


Prevalence and Associated Factors of Antiepileptic Drugnonadherence Among Epileptic Patients Attending at Out Patient Departement of Dilla University Referral Hospital, Dilla,gedeo,snnpr, Southern Ethiopia

Research Article of International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine Prevalence and Associated Factors of Antiepileptic Drugnonadherence Among Epileptic Patients Attending at Out Patient Departement of Dilla University Referral Hospital, Dilla,gedeo,snnpr, Southern Ethiopia Maregu Shegaw (BSC) 1, Reta kassa (BSC, MPH )2, Yigrem ali (BSC, MSc)3, Negatu Addissu (BSC, MSc)4 1Depratment of Psychiatry, college of health sciences and Medicine , Dilla University,Ethiopia. 2Depratment of public health, college of health and Medical sciences, Dilla University , Ethiopia. 3Department of psychiatry, college of health sciences and Medicine , Dilla University,Ethiopia 4 Department of Pharmacy, college of health sciences and medicine, Dilla University, Ethiopia Background: Antiepileptic drugs are effective in the treatment of epilepsy, but poor adherence to medication is major problem to sustained remission and to functional restoration. Poor adherence to treatment is one of many reasons for pharmacological treatment failure and seizure recurrence. Even though there were studies on the magnitude and associated factors of Antiepileptic drugs non-adherence, there is a shortage of published information regarding the prevalence and associated factors of Antiepileptic drugs none-adherence in Ethiopia. Objective: To assess prevalence and associated factors of antiepileptic drug none-adherence among epileptic patients attending at Dilla University Referral Hospital Methods: Institutional based cross sectional study design was conducted at Dilla University Referral Hospital from March to May, 2016. A total of 265 individuals was selected by simplerandom sampling method and interviewed by using structured questionnaire. 8 itemMorisky Medication Adherence Scalewas used to assess the prevalence of antiepileptic drug non adherence. Data was coded and exported to SPSS version 20 for analysis. Results: The prevalence of Antiepileptic’s drug none-adherence in this study was 38.1% and getting medication by payment [AOR2.009, 95%,CI:1.044, 3.868], Patients who did not got health information about(their illness, duration of treatment and drug side effect) [AOR=0.319,95%,CI:0.184,0.534],  poor social support [AOR=3.06, 95%, CI: ...

Dr Charles Fokunang
Professor&Director of Student’ Affairs, The University of Bamenda; Department of Pharmacotoxicology and Pharmacokinetics, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1.

Dr. Moustafa M. Zeitoun
Professor, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, El-Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt; Department of Animal Production and Breeding, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University

Dr.Prakash.MMS.Kinthada
Professor, Department Of Chemistry, Sri Vidya Nikethan Engineering College.Tirupathi ,INDIA

Dr Viraj H Mankar
Assistant Professor, Lovely Professional University

Dr Kasim S. Abass
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Kirkuk

Dr Shriram Kunjam
Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Government V.Y.T. P.G. Autonomous College

Dr. Mario Bernardo-Filho
Professor Titular, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Dr. Pongsak Rattanachaikunsopon
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University

Dr. Dhananjay Kumar Singh
Molecular Bio-prospection Department, CSIR-CIMAP

Dr Mohammad Hadi Dehghani
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Dr. Parichat Phumkhachorn
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University

Dr. Vandna Kukshal
Department of Internal medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Ritika Das 
Skirball Institue for Biomolecular Science at NYU Langone Medical Center

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