Presenter Information

Mikayla CarltonFollow

Location

Schewel 215

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 2:00 PM

Department

Public Health

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to delve into the topics of medication adherence, medical mistrust, and resulting self-medication in order to define relationships and suggest solutions. There seems to be a relationship between greater medical mistrust and lower levels of medication adherence, as well as patients’ likelihood to self-medicate. Lack of medication adherence contributes to chronic disease and more money spent on treatment both by the patient and the health care industry over time. Medical mistrust can contribute to not only lower medication adherence, but it may prevent people from even seeking treatment. Self-medication is not always what is needed to fully treat the patient’s affliction, creating a never-ending cycle. This study will investigate the severity of these issues and the relationship between these phenomena. This study will also investigate the efficiency of policies and statutes that are currently in place that are aimed toward improving trust and medication adherence. Issues and barriers like insurance and its effect on the topic of self-medication will also be evaluated. By assessing these issues in isolation and their interactions, their relationships can be better understood so that solutions can be investigated.

Faculty Mentor

Laura Kicklighter, Beth McKinney, Tonya Price

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Apr 4th, 2:00 PM

Defining Relationships between Medication Adherence, Medical Mistrust, and Self - Medication

Schewel 215

The purpose of this research is to delve into the topics of medication adherence, medical mistrust, and resulting self-medication in order to define relationships and suggest solutions. There seems to be a relationship between greater medical mistrust and lower levels of medication adherence, as well as patients’ likelihood to self-medicate. Lack of medication adherence contributes to chronic disease and more money spent on treatment both by the patient and the health care industry over time. Medical mistrust can contribute to not only lower medication adherence, but it may prevent people from even seeking treatment. Self-medication is not always what is needed to fully treat the patient’s affliction, creating a never-ending cycle. This study will investigate the severity of these issues and the relationship between these phenomena. This study will also investigate the efficiency of policies and statutes that are currently in place that are aimed toward improving trust and medication adherence. Issues and barriers like insurance and its effect on the topic of self-medication will also be evaluated. By assessing these issues in isolation and their interactions, their relationships can be better understood so that solutions can be investigated.