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[Which factors modify drug-compliance?].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatrische Praxis
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
228–230
Identifiers
PMID: 8570752
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Since the extent of medication noncompliance in schizophrenic patients ranges between 50 and 60%, evaluation of factors that are associated with noncompliance has become an important issue. 197 schizophrenic patients have been interviewed with regard to numerous issues: Form and type of medication; information about side effects; attitude of patients towards illness and medication. Our data suggest that information about benefits and side effects, as well as the attitude of patients towards illness and medication play an important role in the adherence to the treatment regimen.

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