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Patient choice and improving the uptake of long-acting injectable medication*

Mary Jane Tacchi, Jennifer Nendick and Jan Scott

in Antipsychotic long-acting injections

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199586042
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754708 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199586042.003.0009
Patient choice and improving the uptake of long-acting injectable medication*

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This chapter considers the importance of patient choice, examines the practicalities of implementing patient choice in clinical practice, and outlines a health belief model that may aid clinicians in enhancing clinician–patient collaboration and shared understanding of the patients’ problems. We relate these aspects to the prescription of antipsychotic long-acting injections (LAIs) for an individual seen in outpatient settings. Next, we review the evidence supporting the use of a variety of interventions to improve medication adherence whether this be oral medication or an LAI. Finally, we highlight some practical approaches that have been applied successfully in clinical settings

Chapter.  11479 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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