A pilot study examining the difference in community mental health service users' symptomatology and concordance with medication regimens after completion of the QUATRO Adherence Therapy Intervention

Stephanie Hall Ford, Florida International University

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A randomized, experimental pilot study of QUATRO Adherence Therapy examined differences at baseline and follow up in the dependent variables of severity of psychiatric symptomatology and medication concordance as measured by the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale and the Personal Evaluation of Transitions in Treatment for subjects with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder at a community mental health center. The sample was 23 subjects. A questionnaire developed for the study collected data at follow-up. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, /-tests, and repeat Anova to compare groups and determine significance of change following completion of the intervention. Program evaluation was positive. Statistical comparison indicated no significant differences were found in change scores for either group. Implications for further research are that a larger scale randomized controlled study is needed to produce statistical significance.


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