Factors Associated with Medication Adherence Promotion for Chronic Disease Patients among Public Healthcare Personnel
Keywords:Factors, Promotion, Medication Adherence, Chronic Diseases, Healthcare personnel
The objective of this descriptive study was to examine factors associated with medication adherence promotion for chronic disease patients among public healthcare personnel. The sample consisted of 76 public healthcare personnel. Research instruments included the promotion of medication adherence questionnaires and the conditioning factor questionnaires. The questionnaires had content validity index of 1.0 and Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.97 and 0.95 respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Point-biserial correlation and Pearson's product moment correlation statistics. The research results were as follows:
- 1. The sample had the overall medication adherence promotion at high level (= 3.07, S.D. = 0.62). The highest aspect was communication for effective treatment (= 3.19, S.D. = 0.65), and the lowest aspect was the assessment of medication adherence (= 98, S.D. = 0.58).
- 2. Related training, patient factors, personnel factors, and service system factors significantly positive correlated with medication adherence promotion (rpb = .32, p < .01; r = .33, p < .01; r = .36, p < .01 และ r = .27, p < .05, respectively).
The results of this study showed that patient factors, personnel factors, and service system factors were important to medication adherence promotion. Public healthcare personnel working with chronic disease patients should be trained on knowledge and technique for medication adherence promotion.
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