Nash, M; Bracken-Scally, M; Smith, V; Higgins, A; Eustace-Cook, J; Monahan, M; Callaghan, P; Romanos, M.T.
International evidence indicates that the physical health of Mental Health Service Users (MHSUs), especially those with serious mental illness (SMI)1, is often sub-optimal (Parks et al., 2006; DeHert et al., 2011). Over the past number of years, physical illness co-morbidity (from here on referred to as ‘co-morbidity’) in people with SMI, has become an area of concern for key stakeholders such as policy makers, healthcare practitioners, healthcare providers, service users and family.
The aim of this project was to bring together the available and relevant published literature on physical illness co-morbidity in adults aged between 18 and 65 years with SMI, and related healthcare interventions.
Robust systematic review methodological approaches were adopted with a focus on studies reporting on populations of people with SMIs and commonly occurring co-morbidities.
Population: Individuals, 18 to 65 years, diagnosed with a SMI
Exposure: Individuals with physical i...