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The benefits of an exercise program for people with schizophrenia : a pilot study

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by M Fogarty, Brenda Happell, J Pinikahana
While the benefits of physical fitness have been extensively documented, there is a paucity of literature examining the impact of an exercise program on people experiencing a mental illness. An exploratory study was conducted with six patients diagnosed with schizophrenia who participated in a 3-month physical conditioning program. The findings suggest that most participants increased their physical strength and endurance and exhibited improvements in weight control and flexibility. The majority of patients reported increased fltness levels, exercise tolerance, reduced blood pressure levels, perceived energy levels and upper body and hand grip strength levels.

History

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start Page

173

End Page

176

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

1095-158X

Location

United States

Publisher

Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice; Norfolk Terrace Community Care Unit (Flemington);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Psychiatric rehabilitation journal.

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