A modified Drug Attitude Inventory used in long-term patients in sheltered housing

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A modified Drug Attitude Inventory used in long-term patients in sheltered housing

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dc.contributor.author Stjernswärd, Sigrid
dc.contributor.author Persson, Karin
dc.contributor.author Nielsen, René
dc.contributor.author Tuninger, Eva
dc.contributor.author Levander, Sten
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-29T10:42:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-29T10:42:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 1296–1299 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0924-977X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15704
dc.description.abstract The self-report Drug Attitude Inventory (DAI), in 30- and 10-item versions, provides unique information of clinical relevance for monitoring treatment adherence among people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The primary purpose of this paper was to evaluate the 10-item version among patients living in sheltered housing. Data were collected among 68 persons living in sheltered housing, most of them (82%) diagnosed with schizophrenia, 6% with non-organic psychoses, and 12% with other diagnoses. The dichotomic response format of the original DAI-10 was replaced by a 4-point Likert scale, in order to improve the resolution of the scale. Over 90% of the participants produced meaningful scores. A factor analysis suggested a 2-factor orthogonal structure: one highly homogenous factor (5 items) reflected wanted effects of the drug and displayed a bimodal distribution; one factor (3 items) reflected side effects. One item concerned the perceived control over one's drug treatment, which is a key clinical issue. One item was conceptually ambiguous and displayed no correlations with the other items. On the basis of the results we suggest cut-off scores which indicate the need for three kinds of adherence-improving interventions. Summing up, by dropping one item and using a Likert scale response format, the resulting instrument, DAI-9, appears to be an easy-to-use self-report instrument for monitoring drug attitudes and to identify needs for treatment adherence interventions among seriously ill patients. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Psychosis en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Medication adherence en_US
dc.subject Self-report en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title A modified Drug Attitude Inventory used in long-term patients in sheltered housing en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2012.11.011 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication European Neuropsychopharmacology;10
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 23
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