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"I am gaining weight-get me out of here." What happens to body mass index (BMI) following admission to a medium secure unit?
Introduction: A diagnosis of mental illness has been associated with weight gain, particularly among patients suffering from schizophrenia. Aims & objectives: This study aims to establish trends in weight gain among ...
The experience of a smoke-free policy in a medium secure hospital
Aims and method: A Trust-wide smoke-free policy was introduced in March 2007. This service evaluation retrospectively reviewed the outcome by focusing on recorded changes in behaviour, incidents and prescribing. Results: ...
Substance use disorders in patients admitted to a medium secure unit: A comparison of three assessment measures
The presence of co-morbid substance use disorders among individuals suffering from a severe mental illness has an adverse effect on risk-related behaviour and prognostic indicators. Using a multi-assessment approach, the ...