Prevalence and predictors of medication non-adherence among Chinese patients with first-episode psychosis.

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Prevalence and predictors of medication non-adherence among Chinese patients with first-episode psychosis.

Psychiatry Res. 2015 Jun 11;

Authors: Lai-Ming Hui C, Wing-Yan Poon V, Shuk-Kuen Kwok V, Chang WC, Kit-Wa Chan S, Ho-Ming Lee E, Yu-Hai Chen E

Abstract
Medication non-adherence is one of the major obstacles to recovery in first-episode psychosis (FEP). This study aimed to identify the predictors and rates of medication non-adherence in the first and second year after the start of treatment (baseline) in urban Chinese FEP patients. Relevant information on medication non-adherence and potential baseline predictors, including demographic variables, clinical measures, violence/suicide attempts, stressful life experiences, intervention received, and follow-up attendance, were collected from case records of 1400 FEP patients in Hong Kong. The non-adherence rate was 16.2% in year 1 and 15.4% in year 2. Regression analyses revealed the predictors for non-adherence in year 1 were no hospitalization at baseline, non-schizophrenia diagnosis, and more years of education. Predictors of non-adherence in year 2 included acute/subacute onset and older age of onset. Predictors common in both years were defaulting from psychiatric follow-up during baseline, standard psychiatric care (no early intervention), and lower positive symptoms severity at baseline. In assessing non-adherence risk and for planning phase-specific early interventions for FEP, particularly in a Chinese context, healthcare professionals should consider the common and specific predictors for non-adherence identified in the first and second years of treatment and should not overlook patients with less clinically severe symptoms.

PMID: 26099660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Prevalence and predictors of medication non-adherence among Chinese patients with first-episode psychosis.

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Prevalence and predictors of medication non-adherence among Chinese patients with first-episode psychosis.

Psychiatry Res. 2015 Jun 11;

Authors: Lai-Ming Hui C, Wing-Yan Poon V, Shuk-Kuen Kwok V, Chang WC, Kit-Wa Chan S, Ho-Ming Lee E, Yu-Hai Chen E

Abstract
Medication non-adherence is one of the major obstacles to recovery in first-episode psychosis (FEP). This study aimed to identify the predictors and rates of medication non-adherence in the first and second year after the start of treatment (baseline) in urban Chinese FEP patients. Relevant information on medication non-adherence and potential baseline predictors, including demographic variables, clinical measures, violence/suicide attempts, stressful life experiences, intervention received, and follow-up attendance, were collected from case records of 1400 FEP patients in Hong Kong. The non-adherence rate was 16.2% in year 1 and 15.4% in year 2. Regression analyses revealed the predictors for non-adherence in year 1 were no hospitalization at baseline, non-schizophrenia diagnosis, and more years of education. Predictors of non-adherence in year 2 included acute/subacute onset and older age of onset. Predictors common in both years were defaulting from psychiatric follow-up during baseline, standard psychiatric care (no early intervention), and lower positive symptoms severity at baseline. In assessing non-adherence risk and for planning phase-specific early interventions for FEP, particularly in a Chinese context, healthcare professionals should consider the common and specific predictors for non-adherence identified in the first and second years of treatment and should not overlook patients with less clinically severe symptoms.

PMID: 26099660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]