Medication Compliance of Patients Attending a Pain Clinic at a Tertiary Hospital in Malaysia

Kerpagam SR Nagarajan and Usha S. Rajah and T Kumaravadivel Dharmalingam and Rajesh Kumar Muniandy (2023) Medication Compliance of Patients Attending a Pain Clinic at a Tertiary Hospital in Malaysia. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 17 (2). pp. 18-24. ISSN 1985-1758

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Pain is a public health problem with profound physical, emotional, and societal costs. Conventional oral analgaesics are usually the first treatment, which is cost-effective and relatively safe. However, medication noncompliance is a serious healthcare concern. Medication noncompliance has remained a significant challenge despite considerable efforts to improve patient compliance. Therefore, a study was done to assess medication compliance at a Pain Clinic in a tertiary hospital in Malaysia. The study period was from December 2019 to January 2020. A total of 180 patients participated in the study. The study showed that pain clinic patients’ medication compliance was 65%. With the improvement of medication compliance, the quality of life of patients with pain can be improved.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Chronic pain, Compliance, Oral analgaesics, Pain clinic
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R5-920 Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RB Pathology > RB1-214 Pathology > RB127-150 Manifestations of disease
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2023 09:38
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2023 09:38

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