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Table 1 What service users do: self-reported service user behaviours

From: Understanding treatment non-adherence in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: a survey of what service users do and why

Self-reported service user behaviour Service users
  (no./total (%))
Service users who reported following recommendations exactly 16/35 (46)
Service users who described intentionally and/or unintentionally doing something different to recommendations 27/35 (77)
Service users who described intentionally doing something different to recommendations 19/35 (54)
Of these  
  • 2 or more times a month 9/19 (47)
  • Intentionally taking less medication 12/19 (63)
  • Intentionally taking more medication 12/19 (63)
Service users who described unintentionally doing something contrary to recommendations 25/35 (71)
Of these  
  • 2 or more times a month 12/25 (48)
  • Forgot to take medication 17/25 (68)
  • Symptoms prevented taking medication 12/25 (48)
  • Unable to motivate self to take medication 12/25 (48)
  • Practical reasons 9/25 (36)
  • Unsure about recommendations 5/25 (20)
  • Lost prescription 1/25 (4)