PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.56, no.1, pp.63-71, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
Purpose Our aim was to determine the effects of "Telephone Intervention Problem Solving" (TIPS) on medication adherence among individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. Design and Methods This randomized controlled trial was conducted with 45 patients. TIPS was applied to the intervention group for 2 months, whereas the control group received routine care. Findings We found that the rate of voluntary continuation of medicine (P < 0.001), belief in the necessity of medication (P = 0.008) and medication adherence scores were higher in the intervention group (P < 0.001). Practical Implications This study may serve as a guide for applying telephone communication to clinical interventions in psychiatric nursing.