Journal article

Gender differences in attitudes towards antipsychotic medications in patients with schizophrenia

Jiansong Zhou, Yu-Tao Xiang, Qiguang Li, Xiaomin Zhu, Wen Li, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Dost Ongur, Xiaoping Wang

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Non-adherence was more frequent in male than in female psychiatric patients. This multi-center study in China examined the gender difference with regard to attitude towards antipsychotic medications and its associations with socio-demographic variables, insight, and psychopathology. Patients' basic socio-demographic and clinical data were collected. Psychopathology and insight were measured with the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) and the Insight and Treatment Attitudes Questionnaire (ITAQ), respectively. Their attitudes towards antipsychotic medications were assessed by two standardized questions. Nearly 39.6% (109/275) males and 31.1% (70/225) females reported negative attitudes towards anti..

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Grants

Awarded by World Health Organization (WHO), Shanghai Key Lab of Forensic Medicine


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


Awarded by Mental Health Capacity Building Project of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China


Awarded by MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Project of Humanities and Social Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported and funded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Shanghai Key Lab of Forensic Medicine (KF1506), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 81571341, 81371500), the Mental Health Capacity Building Project of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (IHECC2013MHCB), MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Project of Humanities and Social Sciences (Project No. 13YJC190033).