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Table 5 Interventions provided during trial following detection of cardiovascular risk factors

From: Impact of a nurse-led intervention to improve screening for cardiovascular risk factors in people with severe mental illnesses. Phase-two cluster randomised feasibility trial of community mental health teams

  Intervention arm
(n = 59)
Control arm
(n = 57)
Chi square p value
High blood pressure1 (n = 10) (n = 9)  
   Re-measured 7 70% 7 78% 0.701
   Diet advice 9 90% 9 100% 0.330
   Exercise advice 8 80% 6 67% 0.510
   Anti-hypertensive 7 70% 8 89% 0.313
Obesity1 (n = 32) (n = 34)  
   Re-measured 14 44% 19 44% 0.976
   Diet advice 21 66% 23 68% 0.608
   Exercise advice 21 66% 20 59% 0.569
   Anti-hypertensive 6 19% 7 21% 0.851
Smoker1 (n = 39) (n = 37)  
   Advice 35 90% 32 87% 0.660
   Referral to services 19 49% 18 49% 0.995
   Nicotine replacement therapy 16 41% 19 51% 0.367
Dyslipidaemia1 (n = 18) (n = 15)  
   Re-measured 7 39% 5 33% 0.741
   Diet advice 15 83% 12 80% 0.805
   Exercise advice 10 56% 10 67% 0.515
   Statin prescribed 7 39% 8 53% 0.670
Diabetes/raised glucose1 (n = 8) (n = 6)  
   Diet advice 7 88% 4 67% 0.347
   Exercise advice 7 88% 2 33% 0.036
Oral Hypoglycaemic
prescribed
5 63% 4 67% 0.872
  1. 1. Clinical diagnosis/status confirmed in General Practice clinical notes.