The ability of multifamily groups to improve treatment adherence in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia.

TitleThe ability of multifamily groups to improve treatment adherence in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKopelowicz, A, Zarate R, Wallace CJ, Liberman RP, Lopez SR, Mintz J
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Volume69
Issue3
Pagination265-73
Date Published2012 Mar
ISSN1538-3636
KeywordsAdult, Antipsychotic Agents, family therapy, Female, Hospitalization, Humans, Los Angeles, Male, Medication Adherence, Mexican Americans, Patient Dropouts, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychotherapy, Group, Schizophrenia
Abstract

Evidence-based interventions to improve medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia are lacking. Although family psychoeducation has demonstrated efficacy in improving outcomes in schizophrenia, empirical support for its ability to enhance medication adherence is scarce.

DOI10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01739.x
Alternate JournalArch. Gen. Psychiatry