Journal article

Monitoring of physical health in services for young people at ultra-high risk of psychosis

Rebekah Carney, Tim Bradshaw, Alison R Yung

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: People with schizophrenia have poor physical health and high rates of premature mortality. Risk factors for later cardiovascular disease are present from an early stage, and recording of these factors is recommended in first-episode services. However, it is unclear whether cardiometabolic risk factors are monitored prior to first-episode psychosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on case notes of individuals accepted into a specialized early detection service for young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis. Notes were assessed to determine whether the following physical health measures were recorded: height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose and li..

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