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Title: INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY TRAITS, AND SOCIAL SUPPORT ON DRUG ADHERENCE TO ANTI-DIABETIC MEDICATION AMONG PATIENTS IN FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, MAKURDI.
Authors: SHIMAKKA, IORLUMUN ANDREW
Keywords: PERSONALITY TRAITS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, DRUG ADHERENCE, ANTI-DIABETIC MEDICATION, PATIENTS, FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, MAKURDI
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Abstract: The focus of this study was to assess the influence of personality traits and social support on drug adherence to anti-diabetic medication among patients in Federal Medical Centre Makurdi. Ex post factor research design was employed for the study and two hundred and sixty six (266) respondents made up of 140(52.6%) males and 126(47.4%) females were sampled among diabetic patient’s attending special out-patient clinic in Federal Medical Centre Makurdi. A set of questionnaire was used for data collection. It included scales measuring personality traits (Big five personality Inventory), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS). Three hypotheses were formulated and tested using Standard Multiple Regression. In line with hypothesis one, Personality traits did not significantly influence patient’s adherence to anti-diabetic medication. Hypothesis two also shows that, Social Support did not significantly influence patient’s adherence to anti-diabetic medication. Hypothesis three on joint influence equally showed that jointly, personality traits and social support did not significantly influence patient’s adherence to anti-diabetic medication. It was recommended that Clinical psychologist and members of the management team should examine every factor in the patient’s circumstance that could predict adherence behavior and emphasize on it through psycho-education. Since none of the dimensions of personality and social support have a significant influence on patient’s adherence behavior.
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