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The cardiometabolic health nurse : physical health behaviour outcomes from a randomised controlled trial

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brenda Happell, Robert Stanton, Chris Platania-Phung, B McKenna, David Scott
To combat the increasingly poor physical health of people with serious mental illness, the position of a cardiometabolic health nurse has been proposed. We recently conducted a 26-week trial in a regional mental health service. This paper describes the background and rationale for the position, presents the outcomes on health behaviours and health behaviour knowledge and attitudes, and offers recommendations for the future direction of the role. We show that a cardiometabolic health nurse can improve the physical health behaviours in people with mental illness, however much needs to be done to further develop and implement the role.

History

Volume

35

Issue

10

Start Page

768

End Page

775

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1096-4673

ISSN

0161-2840

Location

United States

Publisher

Informa Healthcare

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Australian Catholic University; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- ); University of Melbourne;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Issues in mental health nursing.

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