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Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis (2016)
Journal Article
Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., …Chien, W. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1

Background Poor adherence to medication in schizophrenia spectrum disorders leads to inadequate symptom control. Adherence therapy (AT) is an intervention that seeks to reduce patients’ psychiatric symptoms by enhancing treatment adherence. We aimed... Read More about Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Why are people with serious mental illness still not getting their physical health checked? (2013)
Journal Article
Hardy, S., & White, J. (2013). Why are people with serious mental illness still not getting their physical health checked?. Mental health nursing, 33(1), 14 - 18

This paper is a reflection on the present service provision for patients diagnosed with a serious mental illness. A possible way forward is suggested to make services more responsive and thus improve the detection and appropriate interventions for th... Read More about Why are people with serious mental illness still not getting their physical health checked?.

Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence (2011)
Journal Article
Hardy, S., White, J., Deane, K., & Gray, R. (2011). Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 18(8), 721-727. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01722.x

Healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care should monitor the physical health of people with serious mental illness, yet in practice this does not appear to be a routine intervention. Our objective is to develop evidence-based training fo... Read More about Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence.

Administration of depot and long-acting antipsychotic injections (2008)
Journal Article
Crowley, J., White, J., Griffiths, M., Hardy, S., Vincent, M., & Voyce, A. (2008). Administration of depot and long-acting antipsychotic injections. Mental health practice, 12(2 (supplement)), 1-12

The article discusses the use of intramuscular (IM) depot and long-acting injectable antipsychotic medication in treating patients with mental illnesses in Great Britain. It explains the need for healthcare professionals and service users to cooperat... Read More about Administration of depot and long-acting antipsychotic injections.