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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.13.NQ88009

Intervention in patients with antide pressant treatment in primary care

Dr. Denisse Isabel SuastePazmiño, Adriana López Falcón, Dr. María Augusta Reyes Pérez

Abstract

Introduction: Not adherence to antidepressant therapy remains a significant challenge to quality depression care. Objective: to determine the effectiveness of an intervention to improve early adherence among patients prescribed antidepressants. Methods: In primary care practices, a randomized clinical efficacy study was conducted at 2 sites between January 2018 and December 2021. Results: At 6 weeks, PIPT participants had improved 30.2% from baseline (95% CI, 21.7 to 38.8). Conclusions: The PIPT intervention was most effective in helping patients achieve adequate adherence during the critical early adherence period.

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adherence, treatment, depression, antidepressants, primary care source: DeCS

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