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Screening for metabolic syndrome in mental health consumers using an electronic metabolic monitoring form

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Robert StantonRobert Stanton, Chris Platania-PhungChris Platania-Phung, Cadeyrn GaskinCadeyrn Gaskin, Brenda Happell
Metabolic syndrome is more prevalent in people with serious mental illness, compared to the general population. The main pur-pose of this study was to determine the extent electronic metabolic monitoring forms were being completed in a regional mental health service and the extent to which diagnoses of metabolic syndrome could be made using the data available. A retrospective file audit of 721 electronic mental health consumer records was undertaken. Metabolic monitoring data were recorded for 261 (36%) consumers, of which 57 (21.8%) met the clinical criteria for metabolic syndrome, 61 (23.4%) did not meet clinical criteria, and diagnoses could not be made for 143 (54.8%) consumers due to missing data. The limited use of electronic health records may inhibit the detection of risk factors for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome.

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Other

History

Volume

37

Issue

4

Start Page

239

End Page

244

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1096-4673

ISSN

0161-2840

Location

United States

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Canberra

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Issues in mental health nursing.

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