The effect of acute exercise on affect and arousal in inpatient mental health consumers

Stanton, Robert, Reaburn, Peter, and Happell, Brenda (2016) The effect of acute exercise on affect and arousal in inpatient mental health consumers. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204 (9). pp. 658-664.

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Acute exercise performed at a self-selected intensity improves affect and may improve long-term adherence. Similarly, in people with severe depression, acute aerobic exercise performed at self-selected intensity improves affect and arousal. However, the relationship between changes in affect and arousal and perceived exercise intensity in people with mental illness has not been evaluated. Affect and arousal were assessed immediately prior to, and immediately following, a group exercise program performed at a self-selected intensity in 40 inpatient mental health consumers who received a diagnosis of anxiety or bipolar or depressive disorders. Exercise intensity was assessed immediately after exercise. Postexercise affect was significantly improved for people with bipolar and depressive disorders but not for people with anxiety disorders. For the group as a whole, results showed a significant curvilinear relationship between ratings of perceived exertion and postexercise affect. These data will inform the development and delivery of future exercise interventions for inpatient mental health consumers.

Item ID: 62149
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1539-736X
Keywords: affective valance, circumplex model, exercise program, mental illness
Copyright Information: © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2020 18:50
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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