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dc.contributor.advisorPatten, Scott Burton
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Cynthia Anita
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-07T18:26:24Z
dc.date.available2014-03-15T07:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-07
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationBeck, C. A. (2014). Preventive Health Care among Canadian Adults with Schizophrenia and Related Disorders (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27428en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/1237
dc.description.abstractObjective: To characterize cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVD-RFs) and preventive health services of people with schizophrenia and related disorders (SCZ) in a Canadian context. Methods: This cross-sectional survey collected laboratory, physical examination, and interview data from 202 randomly selected Calgary outpatients with SCZ. Results: There were high prevalences of several CVD-RFs. Metabolic syndrome was present in 30.0%. Mean 10-year general CVD risk was 8.8%. Many previously known CVD-RFs were inadequately treated, and several previously undetected CVD-RFs were discovered (e.g. 33.3% of diabetes). There was variable receipt of preventive services, and participants explained non-receipt by “Thought it was unnecessary” or “Didn’t get around to it”. Interpretation: This study found substantial physical morbidity coupled with gaps in prevention, detection, and management, as well as patient factors that might be a target of interventions for improved care. Multifaceted strategies will be needed to make a difference in the health of people with schizophrenia.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectMedicine and Surgery
dc.subjectMental Health
dc.subject.classificationschizophreniaen_US
dc.subject.classificationcoronary diseaseen_US
dc.subject.classificationrisk factoren_US
dc.subject.classificationmetabolic syndromeen_US
dc.subject.classificationpreventive health servicesen_US
dc.subject.classificationhypertensionen_US
dc.subject.classificationsmokingen_US
dc.subject.classificationcholesterolen_US
dc.subject.classificationDiabetesen_US
dc.subject.classificationObesityen_US
dc.subject.classificationEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationHealth servicesen_US
dc.subject.classificationmental disorderen_US
dc.titlePreventive Health Care among Canadian Adults with Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27428
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity Health Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
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dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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