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Table 3 Expected effects of medication and perceived influence of ethno-cultural context §

From: Attitudes toward psychopharmacology among hospitalized patients from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds

  Total
sample
(N=99–100)*
Swiss
(N=54)
European
Union
(N=24–25)*
Others
(N=21)
p
Do you expect side effects? 68.0% 66.7% 60.0% 81.0% 0.29
Might these side effects be severe enough to let you interrupt the treatment? 60.0% 55.6% 56.0% 76.2% 0.25
Do you expect positive personal changes (character, personality ...) due to pharmacotherapy? 62.0% 64.8% 60.0% 57.1% 0.82
Do you expect negative personal changes (character, personality ...) due to pharmacotherapy? 30.0% 24.1% 40.0% 33.3% 0.32
Do significant others have an opinion regarding your treatment? 57.6% 46.3% 75.0% 66.7% 0.041
Do you use alternative/complementary medicine (homeopathy, traditional medicine etc.)? 36.4% 44.4% 33.3% 19.0% 0.12
Does your physician's attitude influence treatment result? 72.0% 66.7% 72.0% 85.7% 0.28
Does your nurses' attitude influence treatment result? 69.0% 66.7% 60.0% 85.7% 0.14
Do your religious beliefs and practices interfere with treatment? 9.0% 5.6% 16.0% 9.5% 0.32
  1. * Missing values excluded from % calculation.
  2. § Percents refer to patients who answered "yes" or "yes, very much"