PRΕLIMINARY ANALYSIS OF DRUG ADHERENCE OF PATIENTS WITH ULCERATIVE COLITIS Author: Konstantina Tsianou Tutor: Prof. Jiri Vlcek Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Aim of diploma thesis: To investigate the role of the beliefs of patients suffering with Ulcerative Colitis about medicines according to age group (group 1: age between 20-45 years old versus group 2: age between 46-65 years old). The study employs the Belief about Medicine Questionnaire to measure the adherence of patients with Ulcerative Colitis in Greece. Method: This study was conducted using the Greek version of the BMQ that has been translated from English into Greek language by a professional bilingual translator and then translated back into English by a native English speaker in a previous study. Results: Our study is resulted to the lowest accepting belief group ratio (12.8%) along with the highest results for ambivalent and indifferent belief group ratios (31.2% and 40%, respectively). Conclusion: The Greek version of the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire presented satisfactory psychometric/measurement properties indicating its reliability for use in patients with IBD who receive care in an outpatient hospital clinic. The BMQ is a useful tool...
|Vlček, Jiří, Ládová, Kateřina
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