ID 111092
Author
Kobayashi, Akie Tokushima University
Keywords
Cerebral infarction recurrence
Secondary prevention
Medication-taking behavior
Initial mild cerebral infarction
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Purpose : The aim of this study was to clarify the changes in medication-taking behavior and related factors over time in patients with initial mild cerebral infarction up to 12 months after onset. Methods : Thirtyone patients with initial mild cerebral infarction were surveyed a total of four times : on admission to hospital, 3 months after onset, 6 months after onset, and 12 months after onset. Patients were surveyed regarding medication compliance, awareness of taking medication, perceived behavioral control, lifestyle risk factors, and subjective norms. Results :Medication compliance improved over time from the time of admission, but no changes were seen in awareness of taking medication. A cluster analysis based on changes in medication compliance over time revealed a “Persistently high compliance group” and a “Persistently low compliance group” for medication compliance. The health locus of control in the “Persistently high compliance group” was perceived as the result of chance and fate. Conclusions : Assessing the current state of medication compliance and the health locus of control during hospitalization permitted an understanding of patient characteristics, and indicated a need for recurrence prevention education and medication guidance tailored to each patient’s cognitive and behavioral characteristics.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
64
Issue
1-2
Start Page
85
End Page
95
Sort Key
85
Published Date
2017-02
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences