ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Surinporn Likhitsathian, Manit Srisurapanont
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: Prevelence of obesity and metabolic distubance in thai schizopherenic patients: A preliminary report
แหล่งที่มา/Source: The 1st Asia Pacific Regional Conference of The International Association for Suicide Prevention (AISP), 6-8 October 2004, The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, Page 26.
รายละเอียด / Details:
Objective: The study aimed to examined the prevalence rates of obesity and metabolic disturbance in Thai schizophrenic patients. Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional study in schizophrenic putpatients. Consecutive outpatients meeting DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia who visited the psychiatric clinic of Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital were explained the project details. Only those giving written inform consent and not taking medications for obesity, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, or hypertension participated in this study. Blood pressure, waist circumference, serum triglyceride level, serum HDL-cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose of each participant were measured. The diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome, including obesity, proposed by the Experts of Adult treatment panel III were applied. Point prevalence rates of obesity and metabloic syndrome of the study population were calculated. Results: In the first three months of the study, 76 schizophrenia outpatients visited the clinic. of these, 6 patients were taking medications for metabolic disturbance, 13 patients denied for participation, 9 patients did not visit by themselves, and 13 patients could not provide their relatives' consent. Eight (22.9%) and 6 (17%) of 35 patients who received examination and blood test met the diagnostic criteria for obesity and metabolic syndrome, respectively. Conclusion: Obesity and metabolic disturbance are common in schizophrenic patients. At least 17% of schizophrenic patients were newly diagnosed metabolic syndrome patients. Appropriate screening for obesity and metabolic is necessary for these patients.
Keywords: suicide, psychiatry, prevalence, schizophrenia, psychiatric patient, psychosis, obesity, metabolic distubance
Address: department of psychiatry, faculty of medicine, chiang mai university, thailand
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Paper.