Long-term maintenance and effects of exercise in early psychosis
Joseph Firth, Rebekah Carney, Paul French, Rebecca Elliott, Jack Cotter, Alison R Yung
EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2018
AIM: The aims of this study were to examine if people with first-episode psychosis (FEP) are able to continue adhering to exercise after a supervised intervention and to explore if the benefits of exercise can be sustained. METHODS: Twenty-eight persons with FEP took part in a 10-week exercise intervention that provided each participant with twice-weekly accompaniment to exercise activities of their own choice, of whom 20 were re-assessed 6 months after the intervention. Long-term adherence to exercise was assessed, and measures of psychiatric symptoms, physical health, neurocognition and social functioning were administered at baseline, post-intervention and 6-month follow-up. RESULTS: Duri..View full abstract
Awarded by Medical Research Council
Awarded by National Institute for Health Research
The study was funded by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. JF is funded by an MRC Doctoral Training Grant.