Pilot lifestyle education intervention for patients with severe mental illness during the inpatient stay
Psychotic Disorders Program, UMass Memorial Health Care; Department of Psychiatry; Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center
Letter to the Editor
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Health Education and Promotion
Individuals diagnosed with a severe mental illness (SMI) hold a significantly increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (Teasdale et al., 2017; Gurusamy et al., 2018). Elevated cardiovascular risk for individuals diagnosed with SMI may be attributable to numerous factors, prominently including a cluster of clinical features that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS): abdominal adiposity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hypertension, and impaired fasting glucose/ diabetes (Kucerova et al., 2015). The incidence rate of MetS and obesity among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia has been estimated to be as high as 54% and 40–50% respectively, twice that observed in the general population (Gurusamy et al., 2018;Fan et al., 2010).
DOI of Published Version
Asian J Psychiatr. 2019 Feb;40:15-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2019.01.005. Epub 2019 Jan 17. Link to article on publisher's site
Asian journal of psychiatry
Wu, Carrie; Chiang, Mathew; Natarajan, Radhika; Fusaro-Davis, Marie; Cimpeanu, Cezar; Liu, Mark; Harrington, Amy L.; and Fan, Xiaoduo, "Pilot lifestyle education intervention for patients with severe mental illness during the inpatient stay" (2019). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 839.