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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The physical health care of psychiatric patients in adult mental health services
Mental health services have a key role in promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of their patients. Here, Cormac and Ferriter describe physical health problems prevalent in psychiatric patients and suggests ways in ...
How to implement a smoke-free policy
It takes courage, leadership and planning to successfully implement a smoke-free policy in mental health settings. The content of the policy is crucial in setting parameters for implementation. Management and clinicians ...