Effective lifestyle interventions to improve type II diabetes self-management for those with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder: a systematic review

BMC Psychiatry, 03/26/2012

This paper begins to point to effective interventions that will improve type II diabetes management for people with schizophrenia or other schizoaffective disorders.

Methods

  • A systematic search from Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and ISI Web of Science was conducted.
  • Of the 1810 unique papers that were retrieved, four met the inclusion/exclusion criteria and were analyzed.

Results

  • The results indicate that diabetes education is effective when it incorporates diet and exercise components, while using a design that addresses challenges such as cognition, motivation, and weight gain that may result from antipsychotics.

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