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Does augmentation with antipsychotic agents affect the medication adherence of the child with obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Tayfun Kara, Semra Yilmaz, Duygu Kinay, Ismail Akaltun

   

Abstract
Antipsychotic agents can be used for augmentation when the response to treatment is insufficient in children with obsessive compulsive disorder. Our aim was to investigate adherence to treatment between patients with and without antipsychotic augmentation and factors potentially related to this. One hundred fourteen children and adolescents aged 8-18 years diagnosed with OCD and still receiving treatment were included in the study. Fifty-two subjects were received antipsychotic therapy for augmentation, while 62 were not receiving it. All subjects were evaluated using a sociodemographic data form, the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8), and the Udvalg for Klinikse Undersegelser (UKU) side-effects rating scale. The results were then subjected to statistical analysis. Total MMAS-8 scores were statistically significantly lower in the augmentation group than in the monotherapy group (p: 0.01). Sex, receipt of psychotherapy and family monitoring of treatment had no effect on total MMAS-8 scores (p: 0.949, p: 0.394, and p: 0.198, respectively). Higher UKU side-effect rating scale scores were determined in the augmentation group compared to the monotherapy group (p

Key words: Adherence, medication adherence, antipsychotic, augmentation, obsessive compulsive disorder

Med-Science. 2019; 8(1): 197-202

 
Medicine Science Vol:8 Issue:1 Year:2019 PP:1–259
Posted in Vol: 8 Issue: 1 Year: 2019 March pp: 1–259

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