Journal article

Coronary heart disease risk reduction intervention among overweight smokers with a psychotic disorder: pilot trial

Amanda Baker, Robyn Richmond, David Castle, Jayashri Kulkarni, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Rebecca Sakrouge, Sacha Filia, Terry J Lewin

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present pilot study was to test the feasibility and short-term impact of a multi-component risk factor intervention for reducing (i) coronary heart disease (CHD) risk; (ii) smoking; and (iii) weight among smokers with psychosis. Secondary dependent variables included physical activity, unhealthy eating, substance use, psychiatric symptomatology, treatment retention, general functioning, and quality of life. METHOD: This was a feasibility study utilizing a pre-post-treatment design with no control group (n=43). All participants provided written informed consent and were assessed before treatment and again a mean of 19.6 weeks later. The treatment consisted of nine in..

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This study was funded by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Glax oSmithKline provided NRT for the study. Thanks to the patients who participated in the study and the services from which they were recruited. M elinda Carrington provided valuable advice on CHD risk scores. Thanks to Anthony de Castella for assisting with the running of the trial, and to the therapists, Rachel Taylor and Di Harris. Thanks also to Louise Thornton for assistance in preparation of the manuscript.