Antidepressant Adherence in United States Active Duty Army Soldiers: A Small Descriptive Study

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Abstract

While much is known about depression and antidepressant adherence associations with illness perceptions, medication beliefs, social support, and stigma in the general population, there is a dearth of knowledge among United States active duty Army Soldiers. The study objective was to explore antidepressant adherence and correlations between antidepressant adherence and illness perceptions, medication beliefs, social support, stigma and select demographic variables among Army Soldiers with depression. Results indicated age and gender were significantly correlated with and predictive of adherence. Low adherence was found. Findings suggest Soldiers who are younger and those who are female are more likely to report higher levels of adherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Military Personnel
Social Stigma
Antidepressive Agents
Social Support
Depression
Demography
Population

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Depression
  • Health beliefs
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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