A review of the literature and a preliminary study of family compliance in a developmental disabilities clinic

James Robert Brasić, Michael V. Will, Seok Cheol Ahn, Robert H. Nadrich, Geralyn McNally

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Abstract

To investigate the compliance of family members with the treatment recommended for patients, three child and adolescent psychiatrists assessed the charts of all active outpatients in a developmental disabilities clinic in the psychiatric department of a tertiary care municipal hospital utilizing a Family Compliance Checklist a survey form for chart review, in October, 1993 (n = 40), and in April, 1994 (n = 41). Almost no clients missed appointments over a 6-mo. period. Only one family refused to permit the use of medication. Three families refused to make appointments. The majority of the patients were Hispanic and almost half were Roman Catholic. We conclude that most families of patients in a developmental disabilities clinic comply with recommended treatment plans including scheduled appointments and preserved medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-286
Number of pages12
JournalPsychological reports
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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