Special Issue "Psychotropic Medication Adherence"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Megan J. Ehret
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Guest Editor
University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Sciences
Interests: precision medicine; utilization of long-acting, injectable psychotropics; psychotropic medication adherence; role of the psychiatric pharmacist on the treatment team

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pharmacy—an open-access pharmacy education and practice journal—is preparing a Special Issue entitled “Psychotropic Medication Adherence”. Medication adherence is a major concern when treating patients with behavioral health disorders, one in which every team member must be involved. This issue will feature research and reviews regarding the current knowledge base regarding psychotopic medication adherence and potential solutions. I invite you to consider submitting an article related to psychotropic medication adherence to further the discussion regarding innovative solutions and techniques to assist patients.

Prof. Dr. Megan J. Ehret
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • psychotropics
  • medication adherence
  • medication compliance
  • long-acting injectables
  • psychiatry

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Psychotropic and Opioid-Based Medication Use among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Older Adults
Pharmacy 2020, 8(2), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8020074 - 27 Apr 2020
Abstract
African-American older adults, particularly those who live in economically deprived areas, are less likely to receive pain and psychotropic medications, compared to Whites. This study explored the link between social, behavioral, and health correlates of pain and psychotropic medication use in a sample [...] Read more.
African-American older adults, particularly those who live in economically deprived areas, are less likely to receive pain and psychotropic medications, compared to Whites. This study explored the link between social, behavioral, and health correlates of pain and psychotropic medication use in a sample of economically disadvantaged African-American older adults. This community-based study recruited 740 African-American older adults who were 55+ yeas-old in economically disadvantaged areas of South Los Angeles. Opioid-based and psychotropic medications were the outcome variables. Gender, age, living arrangement, socioeconomic status (educational attainment and financial strain), continuity of medical care, health management organization membership, sleeping disorder/insomnia, arthritis, back pain, pain severity, self-rated health, depressive symptoms, and major chronic conditions were the explanatory variables. Logistic regression was used for data analyses. Arthritis, back pain, severe pain, and poor self-rated health were associated with opioid-based medications. Pain severity and depressive symptoms were correlated with psychotropic medication. Among African-American older adults, arthritis, back pain, poor self-rated health, and severe pain increase the chance of opioid-based and psychotropic medication. Future research should test factors that can reduce inappropriate and appropriate use and prescription of opioid-based and psychotropic medication among economically disadvantaged African-American older adults. Full article
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