Interventions To Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People With Serious Mental Illness - Research Review - Final | AHRQ Effective Health Care Program
New AHRQ Research Review Evaluates Behavioral Interventions to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Patients with Serious Mental Illness
A new research review from AHRQ evaluates interventions to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in patients with serious mental illness. Individuals with serious mental illness have excess mortality from CVD and high rates of risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. The review finds moderate strength of evidence that behavioral interventions are associated with small decreases in weight. No interventions were found to be effective for glucose control and hyperlipidemia in this patient population. These findings can be found in the research review, Interventions to Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People With Serious Mental Illness.