Disease Burden Among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness in a Community Setting.

Title

Disease Burden Among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness in a Community Setting.

Creator

Baughman Kristin R; Bonfine Natalie; Dugan Sara E; Adams Richard; Gallagher Mary; Olds R Scott; Piatt Elizabeth; Ritter Christian

Publisher

Community mental health journal

Date

2016
2016-05

Description

This study examines the prevalence of comorbid physical health conditions within a community sample of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), compares them to a matched national sample without SMI, and identifies which comorbidities create the greatest disease burden for those with SMI. Self-reported health status, co-morbid medical conditions and perceived disease burden were collected from 203 adults with SMI. Prevalence of chronic health conditions was compared to a propensity-matched sample without SMI from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication (NCS-R). Compared to NCS-R sample without SMI, our sample with SMI had a higher prevalence of seven out of nine categories of chronic health conditions. Chronic pain and headaches, as well as the number of chronic conditions, were associated with increased disease burden for individuals with SMI. Further investigation of possible interventions, including effective pain management, is needed to improve the health status of this population.

Subject

*Cost of Illness; Adult; Assisted Living; Chronic Disease/*epidemiology; Chronic pain; Chronic Pain; Co-morbid illness; Comorbidity; Female; Headache; Health status; Health Status; Human; Humans; Male; Mental Disorders; Mental Disorders/complications/*epidemiology; Middle Aged; Prevalence; Self Report; Severe mental illness; Young Adult

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

424–432

Issue

4

Volume

52

Citation

Baughman Kristin R; Bonfine Natalie; Dugan Sara E; Adams Richard; Gallagher Mary; Olds R Scott; Piatt Elizabeth; Ritter Christian, “Disease Burden Among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness in a Community Setting.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3228.

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