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Background and Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of stress and medication adherence and to analyze the relationship between stress and medication adherence among continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients at HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn medical center. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in 115 patients with CAPD. Research questionnaire included stress test of Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health and Medication taking behavior tool in Thai patient (MTB-Thai).
Results: The prevalence of stress was 6.96% (slightly high-level of stress 5.22%; more high-level of stress 1.74%). CAPD patients with high, moderate and low level of medication adherence were 41.74%, 41.74% and 16.52%, respectively. However, no relationship between stress and medication adherence was found (p=1.000).
Conclusion: CAPD patients at HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn medical center had a low rate of stress and that was not associated with medication adherence.
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