Cognitive–perceptual factors associated with antiepileptic medication compliance



The purpose of this study was to determine if selected cognitive–perceptual variables discriminated between individuals who complied with antiepileptic medication therapy and those who did not. Individuals attending an epilepsy clinic and meeting specified criteria were asked to participate. Data from 64 individuals—39 who were classified as compliant and 25 noncompliant—were analyzed using discriminant analysis. The findings revealed that intimacy/assistance, social integration/affirmation of worth, unpredictability, and ambiguity were helpful in discriminating compliant from noncompliant individuals.