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  1. Medication compliance among the seriously mentally ill in a public mental health system.

    Article - En anglais

    Medication non-compliance, a pervasive problem among persons with serious, chronic mental illness, has been linked to increased inpatient resources use in public mental health systems.

    The objective of this analysis was to determine which factors are associated with medication compliance in this population so that more appropriate screening and intervention programs can be designed.

    Using knowledge gained from clinical research on compliance in schizophrenia and research testing the Health Belief Model as a conceptual framework in studying compliance behavior, we conducted a secondary analysis of data collected in the Mississippi public mental health system in 1988.

    The study subjects were schizophrenic patients (n=202), the majority of whom were low-income, African-American males.

    Data sources included structured interviews with patients and family members, as well as state hospital and community mental health clinic administrative records.

    Receipt of consistent outpatient mental health treatment and belief that one had a mental illness were significantly associated with higher levels of medication compliance in this population of seriously mentally ill patients. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Psychose, Ambulatoire, Etude comparative, Hospitalisation, Observance médicamenteuse, Observance thérapeutique, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Antécédent, Croyance, Comportement, Santé, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Ambulatory, Comparative study, Hospitalization, Drug compliance, Treatment compliance, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Antecedent, Belief, Behavior, Health, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0151342

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.