Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. Also, the evidence indicates that second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs, a conventional treatment) increase the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) often leading to weight gain, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (DM 2). U. S. correctional institutions, faced with increased rates of mental illness in its population, are confronted with the need to assure adequate monitoring for its patients treated with SGAs. This paper reviews guidelines for monitoring incarcerated patients to ensure early intervention that can improve clinical outcomes. Characteristics of the incarcerated population and institution-related barriers to implementing guidelines are identified along with strategies for improved monitoring and issues for further study.
Cenac, Carol-Ann Margaret, "Identifying Barriers To Implementing Guidelines For Monitoring Metabolic Syndrome In Patients Prescribed Second-Generation Antipsychotics In Incarcerated Populations" (2017). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1055.