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Health risks of people with schizophrenia

Bennett, M and Collier, EH 2016, 'Health risks of people with schizophrenia' , Nursing Times, 7 , pp. 1-4.

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People with severe, enduring mental illness have a higher mortality rate than the general population, which appears to be largely related to high-risk lifestyle choices, use of antipsychotic medication and compromised access to good physical healthcare. This study aimed to find out the awareness levels of people with schizophrenia about their physical health needs and risks. Overall, services users had good awareness of their physical health risks and needs but were unable to motivate themselves to act on them and needed help from nurses.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: Emap Inform
ISSN: 0954-7762
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Collier
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 13:07
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 13:36

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