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Prerequisites for a healthy lifestyle-experiences of persons with psychosis.
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2013 (English)In: Issues in mental health nursing, ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 34, no 8, 602-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The purpose of this study is to explore prerequisites for a healthy lifestyle as described by individuals diagnosed with psychosis. Forty participants who had performed a lifestyle intervention focusing on physical activities and lifestyle education were interviewed. Conventional content analysis was used. The results are described in two categories: (1) Individual Prerequisites and (2) Being a Part of Society. The individuals said that they got stuck in a state of planning without taking action. It was pointless to make a bigger effort because the psychotic disorder could, at any time, worsen the prerequisites. They also said that they wanted to live like everybody else and therefore tried to adopt a normal lifestyle. Future interventions or professional support by mental health nurses and other health care givers should target the transition from planning to action to achieve a healthy lifestyle, and should help the individual to taking part in society.

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2013. Vol. 34, no 8, 602-10 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24283DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.790525PubMedID: 23909672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24283DiVA: diva2:735989
Available from: 2014-08-04 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2014-08-04

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