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dc.contributor.authorBloye, Darran
dc.contributor.authorBowlie, S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-24T09:51:07Z
dc.date.available2018-04-24T09:51:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationAbbasi, Y., Bowlie, S. & Bloye, D. (2011). "I am gaining weight-get me out of here." What happens to body mass index (BMI) following admission to a medium secure unit? In: Fiorillo, A., Frangou, S. & Heun, R., (Eds.) 19th European Congress of Psychiatry, 12-15 March 2011 Vienna, Austria. Paris: European Psychiatry, p.763.en
dc.identifier.other10.1016/S0924-9338%2811%2972468-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/11393
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: A diagnosis of mental illness has been associated with weight gain, particularly among patients suffering from schizophrenia. Aims & objectives: This study aims to establish trends in weight gain among inpatients and the effects of several public health interventions between 2006 and 2009. Methods: A body mass index (BMI) was calculated on admission and one of the authors has routinely measured the BMI of all inpatients on an annual basis since 2005 as part of a regular audit cycle. Results: Admission BMIs are comparable to the male general population2. The vast majority of patients are prescribed antipsychotic medication, approximately 50% receiving clozapine or olanzapine at any given time. There is a wide range of weight change from admission to discharge (-8.5kg to +60kg) but the average BMI of each sample exceeds the general population such that a majority of patients in each sample are clinically obese (BMI >=30).In response to the audit findings the unit promoted public health and individual care plans (2006-09) aimed at addressing the high rates of obesity. Despite these initiatives there was a substantial rise in mean BMI between July 2007 and February 2008. Conclusions: Admission to a medium secure unit results in substantial weight gain for the majority of patients. The causes of weight gain in a relatively closed institution are probably multi-factorial in origin.en
dc.description.urihttp://www.europsy-journal.com/article/S0924-9338(11)72468-3/fulltext
dc.subjectSchizophreniaen
dc.subjectWeight gainen
dc.subjectMedium security facilitiesen
dc.subjectBody mass index
dc.title"I am gaining weight-get me out of here." What happens to body mass index (BMI) following admission to a medium secure unit?en
dc.typeConference Proceeding


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