OPTIMA: Offering Patients Therapeutic Information on Medication Alternatives

Faculty – Howard Margolese
Sponsor – Janssen

A tool for patient engagement:

  • This tool allows for a systematic discussion about the option of LAIs with patients
  • It helps to make LAIs a choice, rather than a punishment

It is based on evidence that:

  • Relapses worsen the long term patient trajectory
  • The best way to avoid relapse is continuous antipsychotic treatment

Education Protocol for Health Care Providers – OPTIMA HCP Education Protocol

    • Who is appropriate?
    • When to discuss?
    • What to review?
    • How to initiate?

Patient Decision Aid