Positive and Negative Health Practices of People with Persistent Mental Illness

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149277
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Positive and Negative Health Practices of People with Persistent Mental Illness
Abstract:
Positive and Negative Health Practices of People with Persistent Mental Illness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Holmberg, Sharon K., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:State University of New York at New Paltzt
Title:Associate Professor
A high incidence of physical health morbidity among people with serious mental illness is repeatedly reported and considered a serious problem. The frequency of co-morbid physical health conditions among psychiatric patients ranges from about 50% to as high as 90%. This research was a two-group comparison design to compare a cohort of people with persistent mental illness living in the community with a randomly selected sample of adults in the same community. This presentation reports the findings from a survey of health habit behaviors of a large group of psychiatric patients living in the community (N-73) and a telephone survey of the general public in the same community (N=504). Of the six positive health behaviors measured, the psychiatric sample was significantly less likely to engage in two positive health habits, but no significant differences were found in the other four positive health habits. With regard to negative health habits, the psychiatric sample was significantly more likely engage in five of the negative health habits. These findings have relevance for clinical monitoring and health prevention education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePositive and Negative Health Practices of People with Persistent Mental Illnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149277-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Positive and Negative Health Practices of People with Persistent Mental Illness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Holmberg, Sharon K., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">State University of New York at New Paltzt</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">holmbers@newpaltz.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A high incidence of physical health morbidity among people with serious mental illness is repeatedly reported and considered a serious problem. The frequency of co-morbid physical health conditions among psychiatric patients ranges from about 50% to as high as 90%. This research was a two-group comparison design to compare a cohort of people with persistent mental illness living in the community with a randomly selected sample of adults in the same community. This presentation reports the findings from a survey of health habit behaviors of a large group of psychiatric patients living in the community (N-73) and a telephone survey of the general public in the same community (N=504). Of the six positive health behaviors measured, the psychiatric sample was significantly less likely to engage in two positive health habits, but no significant differences were found in the other four positive health habits. With regard to negative health habits, the psychiatric sample was significantly more likely engage in five of the negative health habits. These findings have relevance for clinical monitoring and health prevention education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:59:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:59:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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