Randomized trial of achieving healthy lifestyles in psychiatric rehabilitation: the ACHIEVE trial

  title={Randomized trial of achieving healthy lifestyles in psychiatric rehabilitation: the ACHIEVE trial},
  author={Sarah S. Casagrande and Gerald J. Jerome and Arlene Dalcin and Faith B Dickerson and Cheryl A.M. Anderson and Lawrence J. Appel and Jeanne Charleston and Rosa M. Crum and Deborah Rohm Young and Eliseo Guallar and Kevin D. Frick and Richard W. Goldberg and Meghan Oefinger and Joseph Finkelstein and Joseph V. Gennusa and Oladapo Fred-Omojole and Leslie M Campbell and Nae-Yuh Wang and Gail L Daumit},
  journal={BMC Psychiatry},
  pages={108 - 108}
BackgroundOverweight and obesity are highly prevalent among persons with serious mental illness. These conditions likely contribute to premature cardiovascular disease and a 20 to 30 percent shortened life expectancy in this vulnerable population. Persons with serious mental illness need effective, appropriately tailored behavioral interventions to achieve and maintain weight loss. Psychiatric rehabilitation day programs provide logical intervention settings because mental health consumers… 

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