Effectiveness of counselling to increase the family of soul patients about drug compliance

Dian Rahmi, Rikayoni .


Background: According to WHO it is known that around 21 million people in the world are affected by schizophrenia and have psychiatric disorders. From the results of Riskesdas 2018 the prevalence of mental disorders in Indonesia is as much as 7%, and around 9.8% of the population experiences mental and emotional disorders. For the coverage of the treatment of people with mental disorders, data obtained by clients who went for treatment 48.9% for routine treatment and 51.1% for no routine treatment. The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of health promotion using counseling methods to increase the knowledge of mental patients' families about taking medication in the Adult Outpatient Polyclinic at the RSJ Prof. Hb Saanin Padang.

Methods: This type of research is quasi-experimental (Quasi Experimental, Design uses One Group Pretest Postest design model. This research was conducted at RSB Haan Saanin Padang. The population in this study was the families of mental patients who visited the Polyclinic as many as 649 people with the number of respondents as many as 87 people, the sampling technique was by accidental sampling Statistical tests using the Non-Parametric Test (Wilcoxon Test).

Results: Research results show that the mean range of Pre-Test knowledge is 8.48±1,982 and Postest knowledge is 17.13±1,641, with a p value p=0,000 (p≤0.05).

Conclusions: Health promotion using counseling methods has a significant effect in increasing the family knowledge of mental patients about medication adherence.


Counseling, Compliance with taking medication, Knowledge

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