Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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