ASSERTIVE CARE: A RANDOMISED TRIAL TO REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS
Grant number: 1141344 | Funding period: 2018 - 2023
The physical health of people with severe mental illness is at crisis point. People die 15-20 years earlier than the general population from cardiovascular diseases that are preventable. Treatments do exist but routine identification is not happening and people with severe mental illness are missing out. Our assertive care intervention will identify, assess, treat, and follow up to reduce cardiovascular risk in severe mental illness and improve health outcomes.
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The assertive cardiac care trial: A randomised controlled trial of a coproduced assertive cardiac care intervention to reduce absolute cardiovascular disease risk in people with severe mental illness in the primary care setting
Matthew Lewis, Patty Chondros, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Yong Yi Lee, Jane M Gunn, Carol Harvey, John Furler, David Osborn, David Castle, Sandra Davidson, Mahesh Jayaram, Amanda Kenny, Mark R Nelson, Vera A Morgan, Stephen Harrap, Kylie McKenzie, Maria Potiriadis, Konstancja Densley, Victoria J Palmer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 40% of the excess mortality identified in people with severe mental illness ..