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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-60

Efficacy of psychoeducation to improve medication adherence among bipolar affective disorder: A systematic review


1 Faculty, Department of Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Professor and HoD, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Dharwad, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mrs. Jaishri
Department Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/iopn.iopn_61_20

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Bipolar affective disorder is a chronic disorder with evidence of lack of medication adherence, a high relapse rate, significant general disability and burden of psychosocial impairment that often persists for long time. Therefore, Enhancement of treatment adherence in bipolar disorder is a necessary and promising management component as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy. The objective of this systematic review is to determine the effects of psycho-educational interventions on medication adherence among BPAD patients. An electronic literature search was performed using PubMed, cochrane library and google scholar other sources like reports, thesis, or dissertation from May 2012 to March 2020. Search was focused on full text articles available in english, studies had been conducted among adult patients, quantitative RCTs, experimental studies on individual and group psychoeducational intervention. The present review included 10 experimental studies published online. The most literature supports the usefulness psychoeducation on medication adherence in bipolar affective disorder.


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