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Housing first improves adherence to antipsychotic medication among formerly homeless adults with schizophrenia: results of a randomized controlled trial

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Adherence to antipsychotic medication is a significant challenge among homeless patients. No experimental trials have investigated the impact of Housing First on adherence among patients with schizophrenia. We investigated whether Housing First in congregate and scattered-site configurations resulted in superior adherence compared to usual care. Adult participants (n = 165) met criteria for homelessness, schizophrenia, and initiation of antipsychotic pharmacotherapy prior to recruitment to an...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/schbul/sbw136

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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Fazel, S
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Schizophrenia Bulletin Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
4
Pages:
852-861
Publication date:
2016-09-24
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EISSN:
1745-1701
ISSN:
0586-7614
Pubs id:
pubs:648084
URN:
uri:cc4ce235-c555-4553-bdde-b61db3b06d45
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uuid:cc4ce235-c555-4553-bdde-b61db3b06d45
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pubs:648084
Paper number:
4

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