Assertive community treatment and Medication compliance in the homeless mentally ill.
This study describes medication compliance rates among a group of homeless mentally ill subjects who received assertive community treatment.
The medication compliance of 77 homeless persons who had been referred to assertive community treatment program was prospectively evaluated at baseline and quarterly for 1 year.
A minority of the cohort (29%)) was compliant at entry into the assertive community treatment program.
Compliance significantly increased after months (57%) and remained high through the year.
Medication compliance was associated with fewer psychiatric symptoms but not with better housing placements or fewer days in the hospital.
Medication compliance rates among a cohort of homeless persons with severe mental illness were markedly higher after they entered a program of assertive community treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Sans domicile fixe, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Observance médicamenteuse, Observance thérapeutique, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Homeless, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Drug compliance, Treatment compliance, Mental health, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0097324
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 22/06/1998.