Self-reported health, health behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of regional mental health consumers

Happell, Brenda, Scott, David, Hoey, Wendy, and Stanton, Robert (2014) Self-reported health, health behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of regional mental health consumers. Perspectives in Psychiatriac Care, 50 (3). pp. 193-200.

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Abstract

Purpose: This article reports baseline data from a randomized controlled trial investigating the impact of a specialist cardiometabolic healthcare nurse on physical health care.

Design and Methods: Survey of community-based mental health consumers randomized to a cardiometabolic health nurse intervention.

Findings: Findings show a high prevalence of respiratory conditions, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and low quality of life. Participants reported regular blood pressure but infrequent cholesterol and blood glucose testing. Few received advice about smoking cessation, diet, or physical activity. Participants were mostly satisfied with physical healthcare provision; however, positive health behaviors are lacking.

Practice Implications: An individualized intervention based on knowledge and attitudes may be necessary.

Item ID: 62191
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1744-6163
Keywords: attitudes, cardiometabolic health, health behaviors, mental health nursing, physical health, quality of life
Copyright Information: © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Funders: Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Queensland Health
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 19:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 34%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 33%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
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