Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and level of treatment compliance of patients with epilepsy

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1994-05-30

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Walker, Camilla Beth

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The problem of the study was: When subjects with epilepsy are classified according to indicators of compliance, are there differences in the levels of unmet needs? Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs served as the study framework. Five indicators of compliance and seven human needs were examined. Only two human needs, security and respect, and one compliance indicator, independent living, were associated. Subjects who scored higher in unmet security and respect needs demonstrated significantly lower compliance, as indicated by independent living. Thus, in general, when subjects with epilepsy were classified according to indicators of compliance, few differences in unmet needs existed.

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Epilepsy, Treatment compliance, Independent living

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