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Cognition, Adherence and Stigma in Schizophrenia. The COAST study


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Title: Cognition, Adherence and Stigma in Schizophrenia. The COAST study
Authors: Brain, Cecilia
E-mail: cecilia.brain@neuro.gu.se
Issue Date: 26-Jan-2015
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Brain, C., Sameby, B., Allerby, K., Lindström, E., Eberhard, J., Burns, T., Waern, M. Twelve months of electronic monitoring (MEMS®) in the Swedish COAST-study: A comparison of methods for the measurement of adherence in schizophrenia. European Neuropsychopharmacology 2014; 24(2): 215-222.
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II. Brain, C., Allerby, K., Sameby, B., Quinlan, P., Joas, E., Karilampi, U., Lindström, E., Eberhard, J., Burns, T., Waern, M. Drug attitude and other predictors of medication adherence in schizophrenia: 12 months of electronic monitoring (MEMS®) in the Swedish COAST-study. European Neuropsychopharmacology 2013; 23(12): 1754-1762.
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III. Brain, C., Sameby, B., Allerby, K., Quinlan, P., Joas, E., Lindström, E., Burns, T., Waern, M. Stigma, discrimination and medication adherence in schizophrenia: Results from the Swedish COAST study. Psychiatry Research 2014; 220(3): 811-817.
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IV. Allerby, K*., Sameby, B*., Brain, C., Joas, E., Quinlan, P., Sjöström, N., Burns, T., Waern, M. Associated stigma and burden in relatives to persons with schizophrenia: Results from the Swedish COAST study. (Submitted). * Equal contribution
Date of Defence: 2015-02-06
Disputation: Fredagen den 6 februari 2015, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: schizophrenia
adherence
Medication Event Monitoring System
antipsychotics
pill count
drug attitude
stigma
discrimination
relatives´burden
Abstract: Schizophrenia is a serious stigmatizing illness. Antipsychotic medication is a cornerstone in treatment. Non-adherence is a predictor of poor outcome leading to relapse, poor functioning, high mortality and costs. Reported adherence rates vary (8-86%). Most adherence studies are small, short and use subjective adherence measures known to underestimate non-adherence. The overall aim of this thesis is to increase knowledge about factors related to adherence to oral antipsychotics and to stigma in ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9084-1 (print)
978-91-628-9085-8 (epub)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/37525
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