Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia

Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia

Factors influencing Patient Compliance

Nonadherence to medication is a recognized problem and may be the most challenging aspect of schizophrenia treatment.

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  • Key drivers of nonadherence included lack of insight, medication beliefs and substance abuse. Key consequences of nonadherence included greater risk of relapse, hospitalization and suicide. Factors positively related to adherence were a good therapeutic relationship with physician and perception of benefits of medication. The most frequently reported driver and consequence were lack of insight and greater risk of hospitalization respectively.

    Conclusions (click on link below for full abstract): Improving adherence in schizophrenia may have a considerable positive impact on patients and society. This can be achieved by focusing on the identified multitude of factors driving nonadherence.

    Medication adherence in schizophrenia: Factors influencing adherence and consequences of non-adherence.

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