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The meaning of pharmacological treatment for schizophrenic patients

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Giacchero Vedana, Kelly Graziani [1] ; Miasso, Adriana Inocenti [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem Ribeirao Preto, WHO Collaborating Ctr Nursing Res Dev, BR-14040902 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 22, n. 4, p. 670-678, JUL-AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Objective: to understand the meaning of medication therapy for schizophrenic patients and formulate a theoretical model about the study phenomenon. Method: a qualitative approach was employed, using Symbolic Interactionism as the theoretical and Grounded Theory as the methodological framework. The research was developed between 2008 and 2010 at three community mental health services in the interior of the State of So Paulo Brazil. Thirty-six patients and thirty-six family members were selected through theoretical sampling. The data were mainly collected through open interviews and observation and simultaneously analyzed through open, axial and selective coding. Results: the meaning of the pharmacotherapy is centered on the phenomenon ``Living with a help that bothers{''}, which expresses the patients' ambivalence towards the medication and determines their decision making. The insight, access, limitations for self-administration of the drugs and interactions with family members and the health team influenced the patient's medication-related behavior. Conclusion: the theory presented in this study provides a comprehensive, contextualized, motivational and dynamic understanding of the relation the patient experiences and indicates potentials and barriers to follow the medication treatment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/06898-8 - The meaning of medication therapy for people with Schizophrenia, according to their perspectives and those of family members.
Grantee:Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master