Shared Decision Making With Clients Can Improve Treatment Engagement, Medication Adherence

This study focused on a specific tool called CommonGround, an offering on the My Collaborative Health Outcomes Information System (MyCHOIS), a web-based platform developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH). Molly T. Finnerty, M.D., of NYSOMH and colleagues examined the effects of MyCHOIS-CommonGround on treatment engagement, and for patients with schizophrenia, adherence to antipsychotic medication regimens.Some 472 Medicaid patients completed shared decision-making reports using MyCHOIS-CommonGround, summarizing their symptoms, functioning, and concerns, with the help of peer staff. Later, during a medication appointment, the clinician and patient reviewed the report and worked together to develop a shared decision. Also studied were 944 similar Medicaid patients who did not use the program. Among participants, schizophrenia was the most prevalent diagnosis (40%), and about one-third of the patients had a comorbid substance use disorder.While there were no differences between the two groups at baseline, during the follow-up year, the MyCHOIS –CommonGround users had a higher level of ongoing engagement in outpatient mental health service compared with the control group (months with use of a service, 8.54 versus 6.95), the researchers wrote. Furthermore, at the one-year follow-up, there was a significant increase in ongoing treatment en gagement for the MyCHOIS–CommonGround users group and a significant decrease in engagement for the control gr...
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW Source Type: research
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Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Archival Report Source Type: research
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