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Drug attitude and adherence to anti-glaucoma medication

Authors
 Samin Hong  ;  Sung Yong Kang  ;  Jong Uk Yoon  ;  Uicheon Kang  ;  Gong Je Seong  ;  Chan Yun Kim 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.51(2) : 261-269, 2010 
Journal Title
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2010
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Attitude ; Female ; Glaucoma/drug therapy* ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Patient Compliance/psychology* ; Personality Inventory ; Surveys and Questionnaires
Keywords
Adherence ; drug attitude ; glaucoma ; personality
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess patient attitudes towards anti-glaucoma medication and their association with adherence, visual quality of life, and personality traits.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and forty-seven glaucoma patients were enrolled this study. The participants were divided into 'pharmacophobic' and 'pharmacophilic' groups according to their scores on the Modified Glaucoma Drug Attitude Inventory (MG-DAI). To establish a correlation with patient drug attitude, each group had their subjective drug adherence, visual quality of life, and personality traits examined. For personality traits, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was used to sub-classify each group.

RESULTS: Among the patients analyzed, 91 (72.80%) patients showed a 'pharmacophobic' attitude and 34 (27.20%) patients showed a 'pharmacophilic' attitude. The pharmacophobic group tended to have worse adherence than the pharmacophilic group. Personality dichotomies from the MBTI also showed different patterns for each group.

CONCLUSION: In glaucoma patients, pharmacological adherence was influenced by their attitude towards drugs; an association might exist between drug attitude and underlying personality traits.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2010.51.2.261
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Ophthalmology (안과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Sung Yong(강성용)
Kim, Chan Yun(김찬윤) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8373-9999
Seong, Gong Je(성공제) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5456-4296
Hong, Sa Min(홍사민)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/100632
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