Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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