Recording of cardiovascular risk factors by general practitioners in patients with schizophrenia

  title={Recording of cardiovascular risk factors by general practitioners in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={M. Castillejos and C. Mart{\'i}n-P{\'e}rez and A. Garc{\'i}a-Ruiz and F. Mayoral-Cleries and B. Moreno-K{\"u}stner},
  journal={Annals of General Psychiatry},
Background Patients with schizophrenia and related disorders (SRD) are more predisposed to having cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) compared to the general population due to a combination of lifestyle factors and exposure to antipsychotic medications. We aimed to analyse the documentation practices of CVRFs by general practitioners (GPs) and its associations with patient variables in a sample of persons with SRD. Methods An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 primary care… Expand


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  • Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
  • 2010
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