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Table 4 Patients' attitudes toward medication §

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

  Total
sample
(N=99–100)*
Swiss
(N=53–54)*
European
Union
(N=17–25)*
Others
(N=17–21)*
p
Do you believe that you could have been treated
without medication?
34.0% 29.6% 28.0% 52.4% 0.15
Is your self image modified by the medication you
are taking?
48.5% 43.4% 56.0% 52.4% 0.55
What is your general opinion about taking medications?
(% positive or very positive)
59.0% 68.5% 64.0% 28.6% 0.007
What is your general opinion about taking psychiatric
medications? (% positive or very positive)
44.0% 51.9% 40.0% 28.6% 0.19
Are you going to take your medication as prescribed
after discharge from the hospital? (% probably yes or yes)
94.0% 94.4% 92.0% 95.2% 0.86
Do you consider all medications the same way? 16.0% 16.7% 8.0% 23.8% 0.35
Do you receive a treatment that you could not get in
your country of origin?
   17.6% 58.8% 0.032
Could you receive, in your country of origin,
a treatment you do not get here?
   13.0% 31.6% 0.26
Do you think you get the same treatment as a Swiss
patient?
   78.3% 90.0% 0.42
Do you think you have the same reaction to
medication as a Swiss patient?
   82.6% 45.0% 0.013
  1. * Missing values excluded from % calculation.
  2. § Percents refer to patients who answered "yes" or "yes, very much", unless indicated otherwise