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Mental health nurses' attitudes towards the physical health care of people with severe and enduring mental illness: the development of a measurement tool



Mental health nurses' attitudes towards the physical health care of people with severe and enduring mental illness: the development of a measurement tool



International Journal of Nursing Studies 49(1): 72-83



Is well established that people with schizophrenia and related serious mental illnesses die prematurely and have significantly higher medical co-morbidity compared with the general population. Mental health nurses have a key role in improving the physical health of patients but their attitudes to this aspect of their role have not been systematically examined. To develop and validate a measure of mental nurses attitudes towards physical health care. The measurement tool was developed from a literature review, focus groups and responses to a postal questionnaire. Participants and setting: All registered nursing staff working within a NHS mental health trust in the UK were sent.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.07.011



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