Journal article

Scoping review of research in Australia on the co-occurrence of physical and serious mental illness and integrated care

Brenda Happell, Cherrie Galletly, David Castle, Platania-Phung Chris, Robert Stanton, David Scott, Brian McKenna, Freyja Millar, Dennis Liu, Matthew Browne, Trentham Furness

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing | WILEY | Published : 2015


The physical health of people with serious mental illness (SMI) has become a focal area of research. The aim of the present study was to ascertain the attention and distribution of research from within Australia on physical illness and SMI co-occurrence, and to identify gaps. A scoping review of peer-reviewed research literature from Australia, published between January 2000 and March 2014, was undertaken through an electronic literature search and coding of papers to chart trends. Four trends are highlighted: (i) an almost threefold increase in publications per year from 2000-2006 to 2007-2013; (ii) a steady release of literature reviews, especially from 2010; (iii) health-related behaviour..

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