3017-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Integrated Care

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3017-18: Physical Activity Preferences and Attitudes of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Applications and Motivating Change | Relationship of Physical Health Screenings in Seriously Mentally Ill with Self-Efficacy for Health, Perceived Risk for Health Consequences, and Intended Follow-Up Care

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

Physical Activity Preferences and Attitudes of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Applications and Motivating Change
This presentation will highlight the importance of promoting physical activity among those with substance use disorders. Recent finding related to physical activity preferences and attitudes will be reviewed, as well as basic methods of motivational interviewing to encourage the uptake of physical activity in individuals with substance use disorders. 
Presenter:  Amanda J. Simonton, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Relationship of Physical Health Screenings in Seriously Mentally Ill with Self-Efficacy for Health, Perceived Risk for Health Consequences, and Intended Follow-Up Care
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have low health risk screening (HRS) rates. Individuals with SMI were given HRS. Cannabis and self-efficacy for health were significantly related to perceived health risk. Interventions to improve HRS could improve intention to follow-up in medical care.  
Presenter:  Dawn Bos, PMHNP, CNP, MS

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  38 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of assessing physical activity preferences and attitudes of individuals with substance use disorders.
  2. Analyze components of HRS including self-efficacy for health and perceived health risk and their relationship to intention to follow-up in medical care for identified health risks.

Keywords:  Substance Use, Physical Activity, Motivational, Health-Risks, Mental Illness, Health Self-Efficacy

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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