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Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2020;56:691–696. © 2020 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. | 691

Received: 5 January 2020 | Accepted: 2 February 2020
DOI: 10.1111/ppc.12483


The impact of side effects on schizophrenia and bipolar
disorder patients’ adherence to prescribed medical therapy

Elvan E. Ata1 | Emel Bahadir‐Yilmaz2 | Nurten G. Bayrak3

1Faculty of Nursing, Sağlık Bilimleri University,

Istanbul, Turkey

2Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of

Health Sciences, Giresun University, Giresun,


3Giresun University Prof. Dr. A İlhan Özdemir

Training and Research Hospital, Giresun

University, Giresun, Turkey


Emel Bahadir‐Yilmaz, Department of
Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Health

Sciences, Giresun University, 28340 Piraziz,

Giresun, Turkey.

Email: [email protected] and

[email protected]


Purpose: Our study aims to investigate how antipsychotic drugs’ side effects impact

schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients and how this affects their adherence to

prescribed medical therapy.

Design and Methods: The study sample consists of 47 bipolar disorder and

45 schizophrenic patients. Data were collected using the Medication Adherence Rating

Scale (MARS) and Liverpool University Neuroleptic Side Effect Rating Scale (LUNSERS).

Findings: The mean total LUNSERS scores showed that bipolar disorder patients had

more significant side effects compared with schizophrenic patients (P < .05). There

was a moderate negative correlation between the mean MARS scores and mean

LUNSERS scores of bipolar disorder patients (P < .05).

Practice Implications: Nursing care actions and strategies should be planned and

implemented to promote adherence to treatment.


bipolar disorder, drug side effects, schizophrenia, treatment adherence


The treatment of chronic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bi-

polar disorder (BD) includes preventing relapse and recurrent hospitali-

zations, promoting recovery and improving adherence to treatment and

the quality of life.1 Antipsychotics are usually the first choice in achieving

these goals. However, even if these drugs provide substantial benefits to

the patient, they come together with some serious potential side effects.
2‐4 Patients who experience side effects that they cannot manage

The Assignment:

Using the “Week 3

Part 3” section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

· Your topic of interest.

· A correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.

· Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.

· Analysis of the article using the “Research Analysis Matrix” section of the template

· Write a 1-paragraph justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.

· Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:

· Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.

· Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.

· Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research

NURS 6002: Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing

Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

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Psychiatric nursing is an essential career in society, particularly in contributing to the organization’s development and well-being. There has been a growing need for health care providers who can assist community members in mental health and psychological well-being. The mental health of a person is an excellent determinant of the person’s overall success; thus, a need to establish a team of competent mental health experts in society for a better future. In becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a lot is needed other than attaining the grades and attending nursing of graduated school. One must better understand what occurs in the field, ways to become a better professional, among other factors. Among the items that a professional must realize is the process followed by psychiatric nurse practitioners in addressing the mental needs of a person. Among the things in the process include assessing mental health needs and developing a nursing plan of care. In a psychiatric nursing plan of care, certain factors are considered, including the age of the patient or client, the underlying factors, and the best practices in addressing such health needs. With such complex processes, I considered gaining a master’s program crucial to becoming better at my career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Purpose statement

Becoming a competent psychiatric nurse practitioner requires much commitment towards academic and professional excellence. It requires gaining as much knowledge as possible from books, clinical, and other educational materials. Also, it involves consulting other experts in different areas of nursing or academics. Among the people to consult include psychiatric professionals such as psychiatrists, other advanced practitioners, and professors who play a vital role in shaping your progress. 

Week 1 | Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network


Name: Claudia Lonescu

Title: Student Success Advisor

Organization: Walden University

Academic or Professional: Academic

A student success advisor is an essential person in my career and journey through the MSN program. The reason for selecting the student success advisor