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Allied health clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes about medication adherence in depressive disorders

Journal Article


Abstract


  • After experiencing a single episode of depression, as many as 87%

    of patients are at risk of relapse within 15 years [1]. Significant

    reductions in depressive symptoms and the risk of relapse have

    been found when antidepressant medication is maintained for at

    least 12 months [2]. However, many primary care patients with

    recurrent or chronic depression do not continue antidepressant

    medication for a sufficiently long enough period to achieve reductions

    in symptoms and reduced risk of relapse [3]. While a broad

    range of clinicians, including non-doctors, provide services to

    individuals with depression, training in facilitating medication

    adherence is often a neglected part of their training [4].

    The aim of this study was to examine how adherence knowledge,

    skills and beliefs influence allied health clinicians’ efforts to

    enhance primary care patient adherence to antidepressant medication.

    We also sought to establish whether clinicians’ knowledge,

    beliefs and skills would improve following completion of a Medication

    Alliance training programme [5].

UOW Authors


  •   Feros, Danielle L. (external author)
  •   Byrne, Mitch K.
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Lambert, Gordon G. (external author)
  •   Meadows, Graham (external author)
  •   Favilla, Amanda (external author)
  •   Gray, Jill (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Feros, D. L., Byrne, M. K., Deane, F. P., Lambert, G., Meadows, G., Favilla, A. & Gray, J. (2010). Allied health clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes about medication adherence in depressive disorders. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16 (6), 1361-1363.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78650617742

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3502

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1361

End Page


  • 1363

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 6

Abstract


  • After experiencing a single episode of depression, as many as 87%

    of patients are at risk of relapse within 15 years [1]. Significant

    reductions in depressive symptoms and the risk of relapse have

    been found when antidepressant medication is maintained for at

    least 12 months [2]. However, many primary care patients with

    recurrent or chronic depression do not continue antidepressant

    medication for a sufficiently long enough period to achieve reductions

    in symptoms and reduced risk of relapse [3]. While a broad

    range of clinicians, including non-doctors, provide services to

    individuals with depression, training in facilitating medication

    adherence is often a neglected part of their training [4].

    The aim of this study was to examine how adherence knowledge,

    skills and beliefs influence allied health clinicians’ efforts to

    enhance primary care patient adherence to antidepressant medication.

    We also sought to establish whether clinicians’ knowledge,

    beliefs and skills would improve following completion of a Medication

    Alliance training programme [5].

UOW Authors


  •   Feros, Danielle L. (external author)
  •   Byrne, Mitch K.
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Lambert, Gordon G. (external author)
  •   Meadows, Graham (external author)
  •   Favilla, Amanda (external author)
  •   Gray, Jill (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Feros, D. L., Byrne, M. K., Deane, F. P., Lambert, G., Meadows, G., Favilla, A. & Gray, J. (2010). Allied health clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes about medication adherence in depressive disorders. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16 (6), 1361-1363.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78650617742

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3502

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1361

End Page


  • 1363

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 6