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A comparison of lifestyle behaviour and health perceptions of people with severe mental illness and the general population

Diane Crone (School of Sport and Leisure, University of Gloucestershire)
Linda Heaney (Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust)
Rhiannon Herbert (Greenwich Primary Care Trust)
Jennifer Morgan (Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust)
Lynne Johnston (School of Sport and Leisure, University of Gloucestershire)
Rob Macpherson (Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust)

Journal of Public Mental Health

ISSN: 1746-5729

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

People with long‐term mental health problems have a considerably higher risk of physical illness and premature mortality than the general population. This paper describes a survey of lifestyle behaviours and health perceptions of people with severe mental illness (SMI) living in Gloucester. Findings were compared with data from the general population of Gloucestershire to reveal significant health differences that are currently being addressed through a multi‐agency health alliance established to initiate targeted health promoting opportunities for people with severe mental illness in the community.

Citation

Crone, D., Heaney, L., Herbert, R., Morgan, J., Johnston, L. and Macpherson, R. (2004), "A comparison of lifestyle behaviour and health perceptions of people with severe mental illness and the general population", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 19-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465729200400025

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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