An Intervention with Physical Activity and Lifestyle Counseling Improves Health-Related Quality of Life and Shows Small Improvements in Metabolic Risks in Persons with Psychosis
2016 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 37, no 1, 43-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This research studied the effects of a lifestyle intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and metabolic risk factors in persons with psychosis, using a longitudinal intervention design with a matched reference sample. In participants in the intervention group, scores on the EQ-VAS, which measured HRQoL, improved from 57.6 to 63.3 (SD = 17.8) (p = 0.05), and HDL cholesterol concentration increased from 1.03 to 1.11 (0.19) mmol/l. (p = 0.02). There was no significant change in body weight among participants. The results of this study indicate that a lifestyle intervention based on group meetings improves HRQoL in patients with psychosis and provides small improvements in metabolic risk factors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 37, no 1, 43-52 p.
SERIOUS MENTAL-ILLNESS; BIPOLAR DISORDER; SCHIZOPHRENIA; PEOPLE; WEIGHT; METAANALYSIS; MANAGEMENT; EXPERIENCES; COMMUNITY; EXERCISE
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34445DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1092187ISI: 000369505500007PubMedID: 26818932ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85000348666OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34445DiVA: diva2:1058237