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Title: Lifestyles of Patients with Functional Psychosis Compared to Those of a Sample of the Regional General Population: Findings from a Study in a Community Mental Health Service of the Veneto Region, Italy
Authors: Berti, Loretta 
Bonfioli, Elena 
Chioffi, Linda 
Morgante, Susanna 
Mazzi, Maria Angela 
Burti, Lorenzo 
Keywords: Health behaviours;Health promotion;Lifestyles;Psychosis
Keywords Plus: PHYSICAL ILLNESS;SCHIZOPHRENIA;PEOPLE
Mesh headings: Life Style;Psychotic Disorders
Secondary Mesh headings: Adolescent;Adult;Alcohol Drinking;Case-Control Studies;Community Mental Health Services;Diet;Educational Status;Exercise;Female;Health Behavior;Humans;Italy;Male;Middle Aged;Obesity;Schizophrenia;Smoking;Young Adult
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SPRINGER
Journal: Community mental health journal 
Abstract: 
Unhealthy lifestyles contribute, with other risk factors, to the high prevalence of mortality and physical comorbidity among mental patients compared to the general population. We collected data on the lifestyles of 193 subjects with psychosis in contact with a Community Mental Health Service in north-eastern Italy and compared them with a representative sample (total: 3219 subjects) of the general population of the same region. Diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption were worse in mental patients. A higher percentage of patients was overweight or obese. The associations between socio-demographic and lifestyles variables showed that older patients exercise less, female patients tend to smoke and use alcohol less, while more educated patients tend to have higher alcohol consumption levels. Mental patients have unhealthier lifestyles and they appear to be more refractory to recommendations than the general population, indicating the necessity of specific health promotion programmes in this population.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12857/116328
ISSN: 00103853
DOI: 10.1007/s10597-017-0223-7
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