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April 2017

STEPWISE – Structured Lifestyle Education For People With Schizophrenia: A Study Protocol For A Randomised Controlled Trial.

Gossage-Worrall R, Holt RIG, Barnard K, Carey M, Davies M, Dickens C, Doherty Y, Edwardson C, French P, Gaughran F, Greenwood K, Kalidindi S, Hind D, Khunti K, McCrone P, Mitchell J, Pendlebury J, Rathod S, Shiers D, Siddiqi N, Swaby L & Wright S (2016) Trials, 17(1), [475].   Full Article Background People with schizophrenia are two to three times more likely to be overweight than the general population. The UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends an annual physical health review with signposting to, or provision of, a lifestyle programme to address weight concerns and obesity. The purpose of this randomised controlled trial is to assess whether a group-based structured education programme can help people with schizophrenia to lose weight. Methods Design: a randomised controlled trial...

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