Cardiovascular health up close and personal: A study protocol (poster)

Teresa Kelly, Suresh Sundram, Sharon Lawn, Bridget Hamilton

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    INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: People who live with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have poorer physical health and a shorter life expectancy than people in the general community. The leading cause of death is cardiovascular disease. Despite extensive research and guideline dissemination, there has been little impact on addressing this health inequity (Holt 2015).

    This poster presents the methodological design for an interdisciplinary project that investigates this critical concern as it applies to people who access care and treatment from one public area mental health service in Melbourne, Australia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-27
    Number of pages1
    JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
    Issue numberS1
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
    EventAustralian College of Mental Health Nurses 41st International Mental Health Nursing Conference: Mental health nurses: shifting culture, leading change - Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 7 Oct 20159 Oct 2015


    • Poster
    • Conference poster
    • Mental health nursing
    • Cardiovascular health
    • Mental illness
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bipolar disorder


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