A randomized controlled trial undertaken to test a nurse-led weight management and exercise intervention designed for people with serious mental illness who take second generation antipsychotics

Kim Usher, Tanya Park, Kim FOSTER, Petra Buettner

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Abstract

To test the effect of a nurse-led intervention on weight gain in people with serious mental illness prescribed and taking second generation antipsychotic medication. Background: Weight gain and obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the general population with the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome reaching 20-25% of the global population. People with serious mental illness are at even higher risk, particularly those taking second generation antipsychotic medication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-1548
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume69
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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