Factors affecting antipsychotic medication compliance

Supportive therapy for schizophrenia: Nonetheless, there are some major issues relating to the local management of schizophrenia that can be derived from the survey, and the details are discussed below.

More than half of the surveyees Psychiatrists: After collection of the completed surveys, the survey response data were summarised descriptively, and percentages for each multiple choice answer picked for each question were calculated.

However, subjective approaches are often not validated, and are susceptible to error, misinterpretation, or distortion Velligan et al.

One search was conducted for both sets of outcomes. Adherence factors may also be unique to the characteristics of schizophrenia; factors such as cognitive impairment or lack of illness insight may play an important role.

Accessed on 25 October, A recent retrospective database study which analysed data from patients in Sweden [ Boden, ] linked nonadherence to antipsychotic medication shortly after discharge to early rehospitalization.

It is also noteworthy that adherence assessment by clinical judgment often results in underestimated rates Olivares et al.

Potential factors for nonadherence may be related to disease severity, treatment characteristics or even external environmental factors such as therapeutic support [ Llorca, ].

American Journal of Psychiatry.

The overall level of adherence of Hong Kong patients with schizophrenia is relatively unknown, and this report therefore aims to investigate the attitude of local patients towards antipsychotics, to hopefully assist future development of potential strategies to address adherence problems.

Defining and assessing adherence to oral antipsychotics: Survey results were summarised descriptively, and percentages for each multiple choice answer picked for each question were calculated.

Schizophrenia, adherence, antipsychotics, psychiatrists, case managers, survey, Hong Kong Introduction: Nonetheless, the survey indicated that objective approaches using drug plasma concentrations, pharmacy records and pill counts were not popular in local practice. This can be achieved by focusing on the identified multitude of factors driving nonadherence.

Nonadherence to medication includes a range of patient behaviours, from treatment refusal to irregular use or partial change of daily medication doses. HCPs are advised to emphasise the importance of adherence to their patients.

Nonadherence to medication is a recognized problem and may be the most challenging aspect of treatment.Adherence issues to antipsychotic medication in schizophrenia: results from a Hong Kong survey targeted for psychiatrists and case managers future studies could be conducted to examine other factors affecting adherence (e.g.

severity of positive/negative symptoms, attitudes of caregivers such as expressed emotions. The purpose of the present study was to examine the factors affecting adherence to antipsychotic medication in patients with schizophrenia registered with a community psychiatric nursing service.

The purpose of the present study was to examine the factors affecting adherence to antipsychotic medication in patients with schizophrenia registered with a community psychiatric nursing service in Hong Kong.

The study was a cross-sectional observational survey; symptoms, drug attitudes, insight. Antipsychotic medications enable many individuals with schizophrenia to live more rewarding and productive lives.

There are several key challenges to improving medication adherence in schizophrenia. Experts were asked to rate the importance of a range of potential factors that affect adherence. Factors that were judged to play. Introduction.

Schizophrenia is a severe form of mental illness affecting about 7 per adults globally. Although the incidence is low, the prevalence of schizophrenia is high as it is a long-term chronic illness [World Health Organization, ].Antipsychotic medication plays an important role in schizophrenia treatment and symptom control.

Background: Nonadherence with medication regimens is among the most common causes of psychotic relapse and the need for killarney10mile.com study was designed to look into the factors affecting attitude towards medication adherence in Schizophrenia and its relationship with severity of illness, side effects of medication.

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