Health risk behaviours and health care needs among people with psychiatric illness

Leas, L. and McCabe, M. 2004, Health risk behaviours and health care needs among people with psychiatric illness, in ICP 2004 : XXVIII International Congress of Psychology Abstracts, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England, pp. 438-439.

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Title Health risk behaviours and health care needs among people with psychiatric illness
Author(s) Leas, L.
McCabe, M.
Conference name International Congress of Psychology (28th : 2004 : Beijing, China)
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 8-13 Aug. 2004
Title of proceedings ICP 2004 : XXVIII International Congress of Psychology Abstracts
Editor(s) Hernandez-Guzman, Laura
Publication date 2004
Start page 438
End page 439
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Summary This paper presents findings from two studies. Study 1 explored differences between people with psychiatric illness (PPI) (N=144) and the general population (N=151) in levels of low-fat diet, exercise and smoking. Study 2 investigated barriers and health care needs of PPI (N=60). The prevalence of overweight, cigarette smoking and sedentary lifestyle were significantly greater among PPI than the general population. Major predictors were limited social support, knowledge of correct dietary principles, lower self-efficacy, psychiatric symptomatology and various psychotropic drugs. The findings demonstrated that PPI over-used medical services but under-used preventive services due to inaccessibility, lower satisfaction and knowledge of services.
Notes Extract published in International Journal of Psychology, 39:5, 346 - 472, 2004.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014154

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Psychology
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