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Impact of a total smoking ban in a high secure hospital
Aims and method: To assess the impact of a total smoking ban in a high secure psychiatric hospital. Staff and patients were surveyed before and after implementation. Data were collected on untoward incidents, seclusions, ...
Eight decades of mortality in an English high-security hospital
Background: Psychiatric patients are known to have poorer physical health than the general population and to have premature mortality, but the impact of institutional care on the physical health of patients is less clear.; ...
"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 ...
Using an integrative, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) approach to treat intimate partner violence risk
Purpose: There is limited research on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in forensic contexts; this case study therefore significantly contributes to the knowledge base. The purpose of this paper is to present the assessment ...
A comparison of the general public's, forensic professionals' and students' attitudes towards female sex offenders
Research investigating attitudes toward sex offenders has failed to specify the gender of the "sex offenders". Given that most participants are unlikely to think of women as sex offenders, it is likely that reported attitudes ...
Multi-agency care for people with alcohol-related long-term conditions
In Nottinghamshire, a dedicated team cares for people with alcohol-related chronic ill health. This initiative won the award for Managing Long-term Conditions in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
WHO alcohol brief intervention training manual for primary care
Alcohol contributes significantly to the disease and mortality burden in the WHO European Region, and primary health care systems play an important role in reducing the impact of harmful alcohol use. Screening and brief ...
Efficacy and safety of bupropion for smoking cessation and reduction in schizophrenia: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Background The benefits and harms of bupropion as an aid for smoking cessation in schizophrenia remain uncertain. Aims To summarise the current evidence for efficacy and safety of bupropion as treatment for nicotine ...
HIV prevention advice for people with serious mental illness
BACKGROUND: People with serious mental illness have rates of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection higher than expected in the general population for the same demographic area. Despite this elevated prevalence, UK ...
Within and between day repeatability of the incremental shuttle walking test in patients with thoracic cancer
Background Breathlessness is common in patients with thoracic cancer but difficult to manage. The Incremental Shuttle Walking Test (ISWT) can help assess new treatments, but its repeatability has not been described in this ...