Pilot study of client outcomes from exercise physiology in a youth mental health service
Gina Woodhead, Danielle Hitch, Kate Bolton, Dianne Albiston, Eoin Killackey
EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2018
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the utilisation and experience of an exercise physiology programme, known as Bod Squad at a youth mental health service. Individual sessions were offered in an outpatient setting, while both group and individual sessions occurred in an inpatient unit. This pilot study used a mixed methodology to collect data from young people who attended Bod Squad. A database of exercise physiology records for 47 young people were analysed for attendance and physiological indicators. In addition, 7 semi-structured interviews were conducted with young people to explore their experience of Bod Squad. Young people attended a total of 169 sessions during the programme..View full abstract
The research team would like to acknowledge the assistance and support of the Exercise Physiology programme at Australian Catholic University, without whom this study would not have been possible.