Investigating the Agreement Between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculators Among People Diagnosed With Schizophrenia
Alexandra Berry, Richard J Drake, Roger T Webb, Darren M Ashcroft, Matthew J Carr, Alison R Yung
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018
Background: People diagnosed with schizophrenia have a much reduced life expectancy compared to the general population, and a more than doubled risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Existing CVD risk calculators can be used to detect people with an elevated predicted risk of CVD to inform interventions to reduce risk. Aims: This study aimed to compare four different risk calculators for 10-year predicted CVD risk in a sample of people with schizophrenia. Methods: Thirty participants with a diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders living within Greater Manchester, United Kingdom took part. Ten-year predicted cardiovascular risk scores were calculated using four different model..View full abstract
This piece of research was funded by the Medical Research Council and University of Manchester as part of AB's MRC Doctoral Training Scholarship.