A Monthly Medication Journal for Veterans on Psychiatric Medications

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147645
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Monthly Medication Journal for Veterans on Psychiatric Medications
Abstract:
A Monthly Medication Journal for Veterans on Psychiatric Medications
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Finnell, Deborah, DNS, RN, NPP
P.I. Institution Name:University at Buffalo
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Heather Indelicato, BS, RN
[Scientific session research presentation] Nonadherence to psychotropic medications leads to increased symptom severity and higher frequency of hospitalizations with associated social and economic costs. Inexpensive and effective interventions that improve adherence to prescribed, self-administered psychotropic medications are needed. The Monthly Medication Journal (MMJ) was designed to help veterans manage their psychotropic medication-taking behavior. The journal is a paper diary method for veterans to record when they take prescribed medications, note changes in symptoms, and utilize structured worksheets to obtain information related to their mental health. The Transtheoretical Model served as the framework for a pilot study (n=16) to examine the effect of using the journal on 1) medication adherence rates, 2) confidence in taking medications, 3) and stage of change progression at 3, 4, and 9 weeks in a sample of 16 outpatients and residential psychiatric patients on psychiatric medications. A one-group, pre-post test design was used to evaluate medication adherence rates, confidence in taking medications and stage movement across time, using repeated measures analysis of variance. A second pilot study (n=16) with a similar population was conducted to examine the reliability of self-reported medication taking, using data from the MMJ and pill counts. The MMJ is an inexpensive, but comprehensive tool for veterans on psychotropic medications and has the potential for improving symptom management, reducing hospitalizations and healthcare costs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Monthly Medication Journal for Veterans on Psychiatric Medicationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147645-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Monthly Medication Journal for Veterans on Psychiatric Medications</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Finnell, Deborah, DNS, RN, NPP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University at Buffalo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">finnell@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Heather Indelicato, BS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Nonadherence to psychotropic medications leads to increased symptom severity and higher frequency of hospitalizations with associated social and economic costs. Inexpensive and effective interventions that improve adherence to prescribed, self-administered psychotropic medications are needed. The Monthly Medication Journal (MMJ) was designed to help veterans manage their psychotropic medication-taking behavior. The journal is a paper diary method for veterans to record when they take prescribed medications, note changes in symptoms, and utilize structured worksheets to obtain information related to their mental health. The Transtheoretical Model served as the framework for a pilot study (n=16) to examine the effect of using the journal on 1) medication adherence rates, 2) confidence in taking medications, 3) and stage of change progression at 3, 4, and 9 weeks in a sample of 16 outpatients and residential psychiatric patients on psychiatric medications. A one-group, pre-post test design was used to evaluate medication adherence rates, confidence in taking medications and stage movement across time, using repeated measures analysis of variance. A second pilot study (n=16) with a similar population was conducted to examine the reliability of self-reported medication taking, using data from the MMJ and pill counts. The MMJ is an inexpensive, but comprehensive tool for veterans on psychotropic medications and has the potential for improving symptom management, reducing hospitalizations and healthcare costs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:34:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:34:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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