An Overview Of The Brief Adherence Rating Scale (BARS)
During this recorded presentation, Matt Byerly, MD, discussed the Brief Adherence Rating Scale (BARS). Key points included:
Nonadherence to antipsychotic medication is associated with serious consequences.
Prescribers greatly underestimate the level of nonadherence in their patients with schizophrenia.
In patients with schizophrenia, the BARS:
Is a simple pencil-paper tool that is feasible for use in routine clinical care
Could potentially address prescribers’ challenge in identifying nonadherence
Performs well in assessing adherence compared to the gold standard of electronic monitoring
Can identify patients with significant nonadherence who are …