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Screening for cardiovascular risk in patients with severe mental illness in primary care: A comparison with patients with diabetes.
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PMID:  23343046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background People with severe mental illness (SMI) have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with the general population. Clinical guidelines recommend annual screening for CVD risk factors with appropriate lifestyle counselling. Aims To establish the proportion of patients with SMI being screened for CVD risk factors in their primary care practice compared with those with diabetes and determine whether people with SMI receive lifestyle advice. Method Design: a retrospective audit. Setting: five primary care centres in Northampton, England. Participants: three hundred and eighty-six patients with SMI and 1875 with diabetes. Results Just over a fifth of patients with SMI received a full CVD screen compared with the 96% of those with diabetes (OR  =  90.37; 95% CI  =  64.53-126.55, p  <  0.01). Fifty-seven per cent of the SMI patients were given smoking advice but only 13% and 14% received guidance regarding diet and exercise, respectively. On average of each patient with SMI received fewer than two (from four) screening interventions and less than one (from three) components of lifestyle advice. Conclusions In primary care, the number of people with SMI receiving screening for CVD risk is much lower than those with diabetes.
Authors:
Sheila Hardy; Philippa Hinks; Richard Gray
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of mental health (Abingdon, England)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1360-0567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ment Health     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212352     Medline TA:  J Ment Health     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Park Avenue Medical Centre, 168 Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HZ , UK.
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