Journal article

Effectiveness of embedding a specialist preventive care clinician in a community mental health service in increasing preventive care provision: A randomised controlled trial

Caitlin MC Fehily, Kate M Bartlem, John H Wiggers, Paula M Wye, Richard Clancy, David J Castle, Andrew Wilson, Chris E Rissel, Sonia Wutzke, Rebecca K Hodder, Kim Colyvas, Fionna Murphy, Jenny A Bowman

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Clinical practice guidelines recommend that community mental health services provide preventive care for clients' chronic disease risk behaviours; however, such care is often not routinely provided. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of offering clients an additional consultation with a specialist clinician embedded within a community mental health service, in increasing client-reported receipt of, and satisfaction with, preventive care. METHOD: A randomised controlled trial was undertaken in one Australian community mental health service. Participants (N = 811) were randomised to receive usual care (preventive care in routine consultations; n = 405) or usual care plus t..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Prevention Partnership Centre through the NHMRC partnership centre grant scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre through the NHMRC partnership centre grant scheme (Grant ID: GNT9100001) with the Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Ministry of Health, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Health, The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF) and the HCF Research Foundation and by Hunter New England Population Health. The study funders had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation or manuscript preparation.