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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients receiving antipsychotics in Qatar: a cross sectional comparative study

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Title
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients receiving antipsychotics in Qatar: a cross sectional comparative study
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BMC Psychiatry, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12888-018-1662-6
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Samer Hammoudeh, Suhaila Ghuloum, Ziyad Mahfoud, Arij Yehya, Abdulmoneim Abdulhakam, Azza Al-Mujalli, Mahmoud Al-Zirie, Mohamed Osman Abdel Rahman, Angela Godwin, Noura Younes, Yahya Hani, Dennis Mook-Kanamori, Marjonneke Mook-Kanamori, Reem El Sherbiny, Hassen Al-Amin

Abstract

Metabolic abnormalities are common in patients maintained on antipsychotics. These abnormalities increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality in this population. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in subjects maintained on antipsychotics relative to controls in Qatar, and to assess the factors contributing to the development of MetS. A cross sectional design was used to collect data and fasting blood samples from subjects maintained on antipsychotics for at least six months (n = 112) and from a control group (n = 114). The groups were compared in regard to prevalence of MetS, and multiple regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors in each group. The two groups (antipsychotics vs. control) were similar in regard to age (35.73 ± 10.28 vs. 35.73 ± 8.16 years) and gender ratio. The MetS was higher among the subjects on antipsychotics, but this difference did not reach statistical significance. Blood pressure (BP) was significantly higher in the antipsychotics group and BMI was the major risk factor to develop MetS in this group. The prevalence of MetS in both groups is high and mostly attributed to obesity and high BP. Public health interventions are needed to address this major health problem overall. Larger studies are needed to further assess the impact of antipsychotics and mental illness on the development of MetS.

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Unknown 95 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Student > Master 7 7%
Researcher 6 6%
Other 14 15%
Unknown 37 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 5%
Psychology 5 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 8 8%
Unknown 39 41%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2021.
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#2,805,869
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#1,022
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#60,700
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#28
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