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Need for information in a representative sample of outpatients with schizophrenia disorders

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Rezende Andrade, Mario Cesar [1, 2] ; Slade, Mike [3] ; Bandeira, Marina [2] ; Evans-Lacko, Sara [4] ; Martin, Denise [5, 6] ; Andreoli, Sergio Baxter [1, 5]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Psychiat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Joao del Rei UFSJ, Dept Psychol, Praca Dom Helvecio 74, Sala 1-22, BR-36301160 Sao Joao Del Rei, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Nottingham, Inst Mental Hlth, Sch Hlth Sci, Nottingham - England
[4] London Sch Econ & Polit Sci, Personal Social Serv Res Unit, London - England
[5] Univ Catolica Santos UNISANTOS, Santos - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Prevent Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY; v. 64, n. 5, p. 476-481, AUG 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Background: Providing adequate information and involving patients in treatment have become an essential component of mental health care. Despite this, research regarding the extent to which this need has been met in clinical services is still scarce. Aims: To investigate the need for information about psychiatric condition and treatment among outpatients with schizophrenia disorders and how this need is associated with service use, adjusting for sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Methods: Need for information about condition and treatment, using the corresponding domain in the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN), in a representative sample of 401 schizophrenia outpatients in Santos, Brazil was assessed. Hierarchical logistic regression was used to investigate the association of information as a reported need and as an unmet need with service use variables, adjusting for sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Results: Need for information was reported by 214 (53.4%) patients, being met in 101 (25.2%) and unmet in 113 (28.2%). Hierarchical regression indicated a significant association of a reported need with higher age of onset, family monitoring medication use last year and lower education level, which was only associated with an unmet need. Conclusion: Information was a commonly reported need and which was often unmet, showing no significant association with service use. Greater attention should be given by mental health services to information provision. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 06/00679-0 - The evaluation of the needs of patients with serious mental health disorders attended to at psychosocial attention community centers
Grantee:Sérgio Baxter Andreoli
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants