Furness, T., Hewavasam, J., Barnfield, J., McKenna, B. & Joseph, C. (2017). Adding an accredited exercise physiologist role to a new model of care at a secure extended care mental health service: a qualitative study. Journal of Mental Health,27(2), 120-126. United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2017.1294744
Background: Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are emerging as essential members of allied health in the management of non-communicable chronic diseases. People diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) are at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases. Secure extended care units (SECUs) provide treatment, supervision and support for people with SMI whose needs cannot be met adequately in the community. However, the role of AEPs in SECUs has not been described.
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