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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308327
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Severe Mental Illness in Adults and Physical Health Screening
Author(s):
Speeter, Kathryn L
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Epsilon
Author Details:
Kathryn L Speeter, RN, BSN, MM, kspeeter@gmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the implementation of the Physical Health Check (PHC) tool for adults with a severe mental illness to determine if the implementation will result in an actionable plan that the client and agency will accept.  Evidence that this is occurring will be noted by the presence of a completed PHC tool in the record, an action plan being incorporated into the treatment plan for each client, and by documented evidence that clients are making positive changes in their health.  The outcome of this project will also include an assessment of case managers’ attitudes about the value and effectiveness of the PHC tool and their intent to incorporate it into the health record.

The PHC tool will be used to interview participants receiving services at a community case management clinic site that is part of a large healthcare system of psychiatric services including inpatient, outpatient, and residential services.  Participants exhibiting signs of active psychosis will be excluded.  Data will include blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference, and a calculated body mass index at the start and completion of the project.  Data on physical health history and status will be collected at the initial appointment through the use of the PHC tool.  An action plan will be developed with clients to identify a health-promoting behavior they are willing to engage in to address a prioritized physical health need.  Participants will complete a 6-item self-efficacy tool to evaluate their self-confidence with accomplishing their health-promotion goal at the beginning and end of the project.  It is expected that the ability to identify changes in physical status and address concerns before the clients’ health deteriorates will help to reduce the effects of chronic illness and improve the quality of life for these individuals.

Keywords:
Physical health screening; Severe mental illness in adults
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSevere Mental Illness in Adults and Physical Health Screeningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpeeter, Kathryn Len_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Epsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathryn L Speeter, RN, BSN, MM, kspeeter@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308327-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The purpose of this project is to evaluate the implementation of the Physical Health Check (PHC) tool for adults with a severe mental illness to determine if the implementation will result in an actionable plan that the client and agency will accept.  Evidence that this is occurring will be noted by the presence of a completed PHC tool in the record, an action plan being incorporated into the treatment plan for each client, and by documented evidence that clients are making positive changes in their health.  The outcome of this project will also include an assessment of case managers’ attitudes about the value and effectiveness of the PHC tool and their intent to incorporate it into the health record. <p>The PHC tool will be used to interview participants receiving services at a community case management clinic site that is part of a large healthcare system of psychiatric services including inpatient, outpatient, and residential services.  Participants exhibiting signs of active psychosis will be excluded.  Data will include blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference, and a calculated body mass index at the start and completion of the project.  Data on physical health history and status will be collected at the initial appointment through the use of the PHC tool.  An action plan will be developed with clients to identify a health-promoting behavior they are willing to engage in to address a prioritized physical health need.  Participants will complete a 6-item self-efficacy tool to evaluate their self-confidence with accomplishing their health-promotion goal at the beginning and end of the project.  It is expected that the ability to identify changes in physical status and address concerns before the clients’ health deteriorates will help to reduce the effects of chronic illness and improve the quality of life for these individuals.en_GB
dc.subjectPhysical health screeningen_GB
dc.subjectSevere mental illness in adultsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:52Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:52Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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