Can clients with schizophrenia describe feelings and beliefs about taking medication?
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 10, Issue 5, pages 469–473, September 1985
How to Cite
Davidhizar, R. E. (1985), Can clients with schizophrenia describe feelings and beliefs about taking medication?. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 10: 469–473. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1985.tb00534.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 30 January 1985
The medical and nursing literature suggests measurement of attitude (feelings and beliefs) of clients with schizophrenia may be possible. This paper reports a study by the author using Fishbein's expectancy-value model to measure attitude toward taking medication and reflects on significant implications of both the research reported in the literature and the author's study. How symptoms of schizophrenia affect communication, attitude toward treatment, attitude toward taking medication, and clinical implications of measuring the attitude of clients with schizophrenia toward taking medication are discussed.