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Staff perspectives on obesity within a Welsh secure psychiatric inpatient setting

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posted on 2022-08-10, 09:06 authored by Joseph Lloyd Davies, Ruth Bagshaw, Andrew Watt, Paul Hewlett, Catherine Heidi Seage

Purpose

This study aims to understand the perceived causes and consequences of weight gain within a secure psychiatric inpatient service in South Wales.

Design/methodology/approach

A purposive sample of 12 staff members were interviewed. These interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis.

Findings

Three themes were identified, these were increasing demand for integrated physical health care, unhealthy lifestyles and weight gain viewed as a symptom of poor mental health.

Originality/value

It is a unique insight into the factors that contribute to obesity in a Welsh secure unit and adds to current understanding of the challenges of improving weight management services within this sector. 

History

Published in

Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

Publisher

Emerald

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Davies, J.L., Bagshaw, R., Watt, A., Hewlett, P. and Seage, H. (2022) Staff perspectives on obesity within a Welsh secure psychiatric inpatient setting. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice.

Print ISSN

1755-6228

Electronic ISSN

2042-8707

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Andrew Watt Paul Hewlett Heidi Seage

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Applied Psychology and Behaviour Change

Copyright Holder

  • © The Publisher

Language

  • en

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