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Evaluation of an integrated weight management and fitness programme in a high-security psychiatric setting
Aims and methods: To evaluate a new integrated weight management and fitness service for Iong-stay psychiatric patients who were obese or overweight with physical health risks. Body size and fitness were measured before ...
Acceptability and applicability of cue exposure therapy as a relapse prevention intervention for individuals who have substance misuse and mental health problems
Background: Cue Exposure Therapy (CET) is regarded as a valuable intervention, helping individuals with substance misuse problems recognise cues and triggers to relapse and begin to reduce cravings. Guidelines suggest ...
Driving among drug users: Are we doing enough? A chart review of assessment of driving and related issues in drug misusers
Aim: Driving among drug users is a major health concern. Professionals working in substance misuse service have a duty of care to manage the risks involved. We analysed the practice of multidisciplinary team in drug treatment ...
Improving the physical health of long-stay psychiatric in-patients
Research evidence has shown that morbidity and mortality rates are higher in psychiatric patients than in the general population. This article describes factors that affect the physical health of psychiatric patients living ...
Wild at heart: Tapping into the restorative power of the great outdoors
Jason Surridge and colleagues describe how they set up Reflection, an adventure therapy group designed to help clients benefit from 'the restorative power of the mountains'.
Exchange, deceit, risk and harm: The consequences for women of receiving injections from other drug users
Aims: To explore the consequences for women of being injected with illicit drugs. Methods: In-depth interviews with 45 women injecting drug users who have been injected by other people. Findings: Women's reliance on others ...
Review of 'Reeling in the years - Gay men's perspectives on age and ageism'
Reviews the book "Reeling in the Years--Gay Men's Perspectives on Age and Ageism," by Tim Bergling (2004). The book adds a welcome perspective, and a critical as well as frank contribution to the slowly, albeit gradually ...
Physical health and health risk factors in a population of long-stay psychiatric patients
Aims and method. To evaluate the physical health and health risk factors in long-stay psychiatric patients in a high secure psychiatric hospital. A cross-sectional survey of consenting patients was undertaken using a ...
Dual diagnosis - developing capable practitioners to improve services
Developing capable practitioners who offer high quality care can bring significant improvement to dual diagnosis services. But developing such practitioners presents many challenges. This paper offers some practical solutions ...