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The Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: Feasibility of a secondary analysis to make international comparisons

Bos, Dawn; Gray, Richard; Meepring, Soontareeporn; White, Jacquie; Foland, Kay; Bressington, Daniel

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Dawn Bos

Richard Gray

Soontareeporn Meepring

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Dr Jacquie White Jacqueline.White@hull.ac.uk
Mental Health Strategy Lead (Student Services) and Reader (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Kay Foland

Daniel Bressington



Abstract

Abstract: Introduction To date, no studies have contrasted physical health profiles of people with severe mental illness (SMI) in different countries. Aim To evaluate feasibility of using the Health Improvement Profile (HIP) to compare and contrast physical health and health behaviours of people with SMI from four countries. Method An observational feasibility study using secondary analysis of pooled health state and lifestyle data. Physical health checks using modified versions of HIP were administered in four countries. Results Findings suggest feasibility of HIP screening to profile and compare physical health and health behaviours of people with SMI across international settings. High overall numbers of risk items (red flags) were identified in all but the Thailand sample. Despite some commonalities, there were important differences in health profiles across countries. Discussion This is the first study to demonstrate feasibility of the HIP to compare health risks in individuals with SMI across countries. Future multi-national HIP studies should recruit a fully powered stratified random sample of people with SMI that is representative of each setting. Implications for practice It appears feasible to utilize the HIP to identify specific areas of health risk in different countries, which may help to better focus nursing interventions and use of resources.

Citation

Bos, D., Gray, R., Meepring, S., White, J., Foland, K., & Bressington, D. (in press). The Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: Feasibility of a secondary analysis to make international comparisons. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12748

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 22, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 2, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2022
Journal Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Print ISSN 1351-0126
Electronic ISSN 1365-2850
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12748
Keywords Health promotion; Physical health; Public health; Risk assessment; Schizophrenia
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3738689

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