A prospective evaluation of adherence to medication in first episode schizophrenia.

  title={A prospective evaluation of adherence to medication in first episode schizophrenia.},
  author={Moayyad Kamali and Brendan Desmond Kelly and Mary Clarke and Stephen Browne and Maurice Gervin and Anthony L Kinsella and Abbie Lane and Conal Larkin and Eadbhard O'Callaghan},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  volume={21 1},
The aim of this study was to identify the features of first episode schizophrenia that predict adherence antipsychotic medication at six-month follow-up. We used validated instruments to assess clinical and socio-demographic variables in all patients with first episode schizophrenia from a defined geographical area admitted to a Dublin psychiatric hospital over a four-year period (N=100). At six-month follow-up (N=60) we assessed adherence to medication using the Compliance Interview. One third… CONTINUE READING

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