Table 3

Mental health professionals' and patients' knowledge about oral v. long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) regarding plasma concentration, side-effects and frequency of readmission to hospital

TopicPhysicians
(n = 20)
Nurses
(n = 43)
Patients on oral treatment
(n = 101)
Patients on LAIs
(n = 63)
Plasma concentration, n (%)
    Lower/more stable with LAIs20 (100)24 (56)16 (16)14 (22)
    Equal0 (0)11 (26)23 (23)20 (32)
    Lower/more stable with oral0 (0)4 (9)41 (41)20 (32)
    Don't know0 (0)4 (9)21 (21)9 (14)
Side-effects, n (%)
    Less with LAIs15 (75)12 (28)18 (18)27 (43)
    Equal3 (15)17 (40)25 (25)19 (30)
    Less with oral1 (5)11 (26)45 (45)11 (17)
    Don't know1 (5)3 (7)13 (13)6 (10)
Risk of rehospitalisation, n (%)
    Less with LAIs19 (95)37 (86)21 (21)23 (36)
    Equal0 (0)3 (7)40 (40)20 (32)
    Less with oral1 (5)2 (5)15 (15)5 (8)
    Don't know0 (0)1 (2)25 (25)15 (24)
  • Eligible answers were presented as pre-specified nominal options.