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Table 4 Monitoring of metabolic parameters in 90 patients over an 18-month follow-up period.

From: A prospective study of monitoring practices for metabolic disease in antipsychotic-treated community psychiatric patients

  Number of patients monitored
  (%)
BMI  
Yes 0
No 100
Waist circumference  
Yes 0
No 100
Weight problem identified  
Yes 21.6
No 78.4
Lifestyle advice offered  
Yes 9.5
No 90.5
Referral to health care professional  
Practice nurse 4.0
Dietician 1.3
Other physician 1.3
None 93.3
Blood monitoring  
Glucose and lipids 26.7
Glucose only 13.3
Lipids only 8.9
Neither 51.1
> 12 months since monitoring  
Glucose 67.8
Lipids 72.2