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Self-reported health, health behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of regional mental health consumers

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Brenda Happell, David ScottDavid Scott, W Hoey, Robert StantonRobert Stanton
PURPOSE: This article reports baseline data from a randomized controlled trial investigating the impact of a specialist cardiometabolic healthcare nurse on physical health care. DESIGN AND METHODS: Survey of community-based mental health consumers randomized to a cardiometabolic health nurse intervention. FINDINGS: Findings show a high prevalence of respiratory conditions, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and low quality of life. Participants reported regular blood pressure but infrequent cholesterol and blood glucose testing. Few received advice about smoking cessation, diet, or physical activity. Participants were mostly satisfied with physical healthcare provision; however, positive health behaviors are lacking. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: An individualized intervention based on knowledgea nd attitudes may be necessary.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Issue

2013

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1744-6163

ISSN

0031-5990

Location

United States

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Central Queensland Mental Health Services; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Perspectives in psychiatric care.