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The development of the serious mental illness physical Health Improvement Profile

White, J.; Gray, R.; Jones, M.; White, Jacquie

Authors

R. Gray

M. Jones



Abstract

People with serious mental illness (SMI), such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are more likely to suffer from a range of long-term physical conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Consequently they will die 10-15 years earlier than the general population. Health services have failed to address this major health inequality because of a lack of consensus about the type and frequency of monitoring people with SMI require and a lack of knowledge and skills in the mental health workforce. We developed the SMI physical Health Improvement Profile to help mental health nurses profile the physical health of the SMI patients they work with and direct them towards the evidence base interventions available to address identified health problems.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-06
Journal JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Print ISSN 1351-0126
Electronic ISSN 1365-2850
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 5
Pages 493-498
APA6 Citation White, J., Gray, R., & Jones, M. (2009). The development of the serious mental illness physical Health Improvement Profile. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 16(5), 493-498. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01375.x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01375.x
Keywords Bipolar disorder;HIP;Metabolic syndrome;Physical health;Schizophrenia;Serious mental illness;Mental health nursing
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01375.x
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