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Accessing Health Professionals About Antipsychotic Medication Related Concerns

Boardman, Gayelene Helene and McCann, Terence and Clark, Eileen (2008) Accessing Health Professionals About Antipsychotic Medication Related Concerns. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29 (7). pp. 739-754. ISSN 1096-2840

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to describe mental health service users' access to and satisfaction with health care professionals, including nurses, as related to users' antipsychotic medication concerns. Eighty-one service users were interviewed using a questionnaire. Participants stated that case managers were the most accessible, while psychiatrists were the least accessible. It was perceived that most professionals, apart from general practitioners, had adequate knowledge of medications. Most participants were satisfied with the way health care professionals dealt with the service users' concerns about medications, but almost 16% were dissatisfied with general practitioners. The findings emphasize that access to and satisfaction with health care professionals is an important factor in medication adherence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14877, mental health service, antipsychotic medication, health care professionals
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2011 01:37
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 01:31
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3523
DOI: 10.1080/01612840802129178
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