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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

A study on compliance to treatment and follow up behavior of patients with skin diseases

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Simi P.S,Rathish T.Pillai*,Rakhee Nair,Rishi Hassan

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4729

Print ISSN : 2581-4710

Article First Page : 172

Article End Page : 173


Objectives: To find out number of dermatology patients regularly using medications and coming for regular follow ups.
Patients Methods: The study was conducted at dermatology outpatient department of a private medical college in South Kerala from August 2018 to October 2018. Data was entered in a pretested proforma which included age, gender, education, distance of residence from hospital, diagnosis, follow up dates given and whether patients used medicines and came for scheduled follow ups. Data was analysed by epiinfo software.
Results: The study included 160 patients. 91(56.9%) were males and 69(43.1%) females. Out of this 53 patients (33.1%) were coming for follow up as advised and medicines were taken regularly by 43 patients (26.87%).
Conclusion: Many patients with skin diseases are not taking medicines regularly or following scheduled follow ups

Keywords: Adherence, Prescription, Follow up.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijced.2019.036