Pilot lifestyle education intervention for patients with severe mental illness during the inpatient stay
Harrington, Amy L.
UMass Chan AffiliationsSenior Scholars Program
School of Medicine
Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
Psychotic Disorders Program, UMass Memorial Health Care
Document TypeLetter to the Editor
KeywordsBehavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Mental and Social Health
Psychiatry and Psychology
Public Health Education and Promotion
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AbstractDear Editor, 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).
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
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/46303
Carrie Wu participated in this study as a medical student in the Senior Scholars research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.