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Liljeholm, Karolina and Shafiee, Alma (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Studies have shown that people with mental illness are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Contributing causes may be lifestyle and atypical antipsychotic drugs that this patient group normally takes. At this point psychiatry have focused on treating the patient’s psychiatric symptoms and not physical health problems such as high BMI, abnormal waist/hip ratio, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes and lipid levels. This study examines both the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, care needs and quality of life of mentally ill people in social psychiatry. High waist/hip ratio was the risk factor that most patients had followed by high BMI, atypical antipsychotic drug usage, smoking, elevated blood pressure and elevated lipid levels. A... (More)
Studies have shown that people with mental illness are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Contributing causes may be lifestyle and atypical antipsychotic drugs that this patient group normally takes. At this point psychiatry have focused on treating the patient’s psychiatric symptoms and not physical health problems such as high BMI, abnormal waist/hip ratio, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes and lipid levels. This study examines both the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, care needs and quality of life of mentally ill people in social psychiatry. High waist/hip ratio was the risk factor that most patients had followed by high BMI, atypical antipsychotic drug usage, smoking, elevated blood pressure and elevated lipid levels. A significant association was found between the number of risk factors and health needs. No associations between quality of life and physical or mental illness was found. (Less)
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author
Liljeholm, Karolina and Shafiee, Alma
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Riskfaktorer för metabolt syndrom vid psykisk sjukdom
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Metabolic syndrome, mental illness, antipsychotic drugs, health needs, quality of life
language
Swedish
id
2532273
date added to LUP
2012-05-04 14:25:36
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  abstract     = {Studies have shown that people with mental illness are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Contributing causes may be lifestyle and atypical antipsychotic drugs that this patient group normally takes. At this point psychiatry have focused on treating the patient’s psychiatric symptoms and not physical health problems such as high BMI, abnormal waist/hip ratio, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes and lipid levels. This study examines both the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, care needs and quality of life of mentally ill people in social psychiatry. High waist/hip ratio was the risk factor that most patients had followed by high BMI, atypical antipsychotic drug usage, smoking, elevated blood pressure and elevated lipid levels. A significant association was found between the number of risk factors and health needs. No associations between quality of life and  physical or mental illness was found.},
  author       = {Liljeholm, Karolina and Shafiee, Alma},
  keyword      = {Metabolic syndrome, mental illness, antipsychotic drugs, health needs, quality of life},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Samsjuklighet},
  year         = {2011},
}