What are the Characteristics of Outpatients of Schizophrenia with Good Insight and Medication Adherence?Author(s): Amira Alshowkan*
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder which associated with lack of insight, poor quality of life and increased early mortality. This study aims at identifying characterises of outpatient with schizophrenia with good insight and medication adherence. A total of 96 outpatients with schizophrenia were administered the Insight and Treatment Attitudes Questionnaire (ITAQ). The result indicated that, men, married, and employed outpatients with schizophrenia found to have good insight and medication adherence in compare to women, unmarried and unemployed one. In addition, outpatient with schizophrenia with university education and high level of income perception found to have good insight and medication adherence. Recommendations to improve patient insight and medication adherence were suggested.