First Episode Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Treatment Non-Adherence: A Qualitative Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163273
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
First Episode Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Treatment Non-Adherence: A Qualitative Study
Author(s):
Wojcik, Joanne Doller; Willis, Danny; Norris, Anne
Author Details:
Joanne D. Wojcik, MS, APRN, BC, PhD Student, Harvard University William F. Connell School of Nursing, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, email: jwojcik@bidmc.harvard.edu; Danny Willis, DNS, RN; Anne Norris
Abstract:
Purpose: This protocol proposes a qualitative investigation to study the reasons why young adults in a first episode of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or schizophreniform disorder) discontinue their antipsychotic medication and psychiatric treatment. Background: This population, of individuals experiencing their first SSD psychotic episode, is known for initial difficulty in accepting the diagnosis, has poor medication and treatment compliance, and multiple hospitalizations within a short period of time. Increasingly, concern has been expressed about the impact of the duration of untreated psychosis, and the potential lengthening of that time by treatment non-adherence and its potential effect on time to remission. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): The sample for this descriptive qualitative study will be obtained using a purposive sampling technique and will include people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or schizophreniform disorder who dropped out of treatment during the early phase of the onset of their psychosis but are currently in treatment. Results: The results of this study will be a description of the experience of young adults in a first episode of psychosis and why they discontinue their medication and/or drop out of treatment. Conclusions and Implications: Understanding the reasons for treatment non-compliance may help us to better address the needs and concerns of this patient population.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFirst Episode Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Treatment Non-Adherence: A Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWojcik, Joanne Dolleren_US
dc.contributor.authorWillis, Dannyen_US
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Anneen_US
dc.author.detailsJoanne D. Wojcik, MS, APRN, BC, PhD Student, Harvard University William F. Connell School of Nursing, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, email: jwojcik@bidmc.harvard.edu; Danny Willis, DNS, RN; Anne Norrisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163273-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This protocol proposes a qualitative investigation to study the reasons why young adults in a first episode of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or schizophreniform disorder) discontinue their antipsychotic medication and psychiatric treatment. Background: This population, of individuals experiencing their first SSD psychotic episode, is known for initial difficulty in accepting the diagnosis, has poor medication and treatment compliance, and multiple hospitalizations within a short period of time. Increasingly, concern has been expressed about the impact of the duration of untreated psychosis, and the potential lengthening of that time by treatment non-adherence and its potential effect on time to remission. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): The sample for this descriptive qualitative study will be obtained using a purposive sampling technique and will include people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or schizophreniform disorder who dropped out of treatment during the early phase of the onset of their psychosis but are currently in treatment. Results: The results of this study will be a description of the experience of young adults in a first episode of psychosis and why they discontinue their medication and/or drop out of treatment. Conclusions and Implications: Understanding the reasons for treatment non-compliance may help us to better address the needs and concerns of this patient population.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:31Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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