From impact factors to real impact: translating evidence on lifestyle interventions into routine mental health care
The scandal of premature mortality in people with serious mental illness is well established. Despite an increase in studies evaluating the efficacy of lifestyle interventions, translating this evidence into routine clinical care and policies is challenging, in part due to limited effectiveness or implementation research. We highlight the challenge of implementation that is increasingly recognized in clinical practice, advocate for adopting implementation science to study the implementation and systematic update of effective interventions in practice and policy, and provide directions for future research.
Deenik, J., Czosnek, L., Teasdale, S. B., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Schuch, F. B., . . . Rosenbaum, S. (2019). From impact factors to real impact: translating evidence on lifestyle interventions into routine mental health care. Transl Behav Med. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibz067