The purpose of this study was to investigate psychological factors affecting drug compliance in the department of psychosomatic medicine. Seventy-four outpatients were asked to answer a battery of self-administered questionnaire including the Drug Compliance Scale (DCS) that we had recently developed and other questionnaire evaluating psychological and vegetative symptoms, self-efficacy and attributional styles on the promotion of health and personality closely related to interpersonal relationships. Results of path analysis indicated that attributional styles and self-efficacy mainly affected three factors of DCS such as expectation on taking medicine, rejection to taking medicine and seeking knowledge of drugs, through which they influenced drug compliance, and also indicated that personality and self-efficacy mainly affected the stability of mood state, suggesting a further influence on drug compliance.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science