Commentary: significant improvements in weight, body mass index and waist circumference for participants at the end of a 10-week health promotion intervention for people with mental disorders were not maintained at the six-month follow-up.

Barnett, Fiona A. (2014) Commentary: significant improvements in weight, body mass index and waist circumference for participants at the end of a 10-week health promotion intervention for people with mental disorders were not maintained at the six-month follow-up. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61 (6). pp. 464-465.

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[Extract] The physiological, psycho-social and cognitive benefits of regular physical activity (PA) have been well documented for the general population. Less evidence is available on the benefits of exercise for individuals with mental disorders (Alexandratos, Barnett & Thomas, 2012). This paper goes someway to address this issue. The use of a cluster preference randomised controlled trial design was an appropriate choice to reduce the risk of contamination bias. However, the addition of preference design may have introduced volunteer and measurement bias. The small but significant results in primary outcomes may be due to intervention limitations.

Item ID: 36952
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1440-1630
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Commentary on: Verhaeghe, N., Clays, E., Vereecken, C., De Maeseneer, J., Maes, L., Van Heerigen, C., De Bacquer, D. & Annemans, L. (2013). Health promotion in individuals with mental disorders: a cluster preference randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 13, 657.

A synopsis by Kirsti Haracz is also included as part of this article.

Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 01:56
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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