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Article: EFFECTIVENESS OF CLINICAL PHARMACIST LED COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TOWARDS MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA RECEIVING ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Tanveer Ahamad *, Kamble Namit Ananda, Sangaokar Dhanashree Ghanashyam, Tekkalaki Bheemsain V
Abstract: Medication adherence is one of the most important factors that determine therapeutic outcomes in the patient’s illness. Adherence is a major problem in the patients with psychotic disorders and constitutes additional challenges. Eight-item Morisky Medication adherence is based on medication adherence questionnaire wherein, first seven items are Yes/No responses while the last item is 5-point Likert response. The additional item concentrates on medication-taking behaviors, especially in forgetfulness, so barriers to adherence can be identified more clearly. Objective: The study was to assess the effectiveness of the collaborative approach by clinical pharmacist towards medication adherence in schizophrenia patients with Atypical Anti-psychotics. Methods: The study was prospective, randomized and interventional study comprising of total 60 patients, 30 in each arm i.e. control and interventional for a duration of 6 months with follow-up after 2 months. Result: The resultant data analyzed for adherence score in the interventional group (baseline: follow-up) was p
Keyword: Collaborative, Medication Adherence, Schizophrenia, Atypical Antipsychotics, Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8, Randomized, Prospective Study.