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Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2005 Apr;19(2):70-80.

Visual feedback therapy to enhance medication adherence in psychosis.

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Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle 98195-7263, USA.

Abstract

Adherence to antipsychotic medications is key to enhancing maximum responses to medication and to decreasing relapse rates among those with psychotic disorders. Visual feedback therapy used electronic monitoring to provide visual feedback of daily medication-taking behaviors, combined with supportive counseling and education components. Twenty-three participants with DSM-IV diagnoses of psychotic disorders were recruited from community and inpatient settings. No statistical significance was found for intervention weekly for 1 month, followed by monthly for 2 months, although a majority of participants either maintained or increased adherence rates at 1 month. Additional findings included associations between low insight and low adherence and descriptive data on medication adherence behaviors.

PMID:
15902676
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnu.2005.02.008
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