Journal article

How much physical activity do people with schizophrenia engage in? A systematic review, comparative meta-analysis and meta-regression

Brendon Stubbs, Joseph Firth, Alexandra Berry, Felipe B Schuch, Simon Rosenbaum, Fiona Gaughran, Nicola Veronesse, Julie Williams, Tom Craig, Alison R Yung, Davy Vancampfort



OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) improves health outcomes in people with schizophrenia. It is unclear how much PA people with schizophrenia undertake and what influences PA participation. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate PA levels and predictors in people with schizophrenia. METHOD: Major databases were searched from inception till 02/2016 for articles measuring PA (self-report questionnaire (SRQ) or objective measure (e.g. accelerometer)) in people with schizophrenia, including first episode psychosis (FEP). A random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis were conducted. RESULTS: 35 studies representing 3453 individuals with schizophrenia (40.0years; 64.0% male) were..

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