Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1986;27(6):1053-1058.
Published online June 1, 1986.
Compliance with Medical Treatment in Patient with Chronic Glaucoma.
Dong Wan Shin, Hai Ryun Jung
Department of Ophthalmology, Korea Univeristy, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
만성 녹내장 환자에서 약물요법의 순응에 대한 임상적 고찰
신동완(Dong Wan Shin),정해륜(Hai Ryun Jung)
Patient noncompliance with the physician's prescribed therapeutic regimen is a serious problem in glaucoma because of the possibility of blindness. In this report the compliance with medical treatment of 67 patients with chronic glaucoma was studied for 2 years and 45% of the patient was identified as noncomplier. The authors' observations relative to noncompliance were lack of the knowledge of disease and its prognosis, little concern about disease, side effects of medication, improper timing and increased number of medication dosage, long-term use of medication, improperties of the physician-patient interaction, and other serious medical disorder, etc. The noncompliance does not correlate with the patient's age, sex, education, marital status, previous surgery for glaucoma,concerh of family, and increased waiting time to see the doctor.

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