Medication Adherence in Older Adults With Serious Mental Illness
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00224380|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2009
The goal of this pilot study is to learn about how well older people with serious mental illness (including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression) follow prescribed medication regimens, and to evaluate a manualized intervention designed to enhance medication management skills and adherence, the Using Medications Effectively program. The following four hypotheses will be tested:
- Medication adherence will be associated with several variables including insight, memory, medication management skill, knowledge about medications, attitudes about medications.
- People who receive the program will have better medication adherence compared to those who do not receive the program as measured by pill counts.
- People who receive the program will develop better medication management skills compared to those who do not receive the program.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder Depression||Behavioral: Using Medications Effectively||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||72 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Medication Adherence in Older Adults|
|Study Start Date :||July 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||February 2005|
- Medication adherence based on pill counts
- Medication management ability
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00224380
|United States, New Hampshire|
|Community Council of Nashua|
|Nashua, New Hampshire, United States, 03063|
|Principal Investigator:||Sarah I Pratt, PhD||Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School|