Journal article

Predictors of exercise in individuals with schizophrenia: A test of the transtheoretical model of behavior change

B Bassilios, F Judd, P Pattison, A Nicholas, K Moeller-Saxone

Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses | Walsh Medical Media, LLC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Introduction: Mortality in individuals with schizophrenia, including deaths not attributable to accidents and suicide, is at least twice that of the general population. While increasing physical exercise could promote positive mental and physical health outcomes in individuals with schizophrenia, only one other study of the determinants of exercise within this population has been reported. Our study attempts to resolve this void in knowledge by testing the applicability of the transtheoretical model (TTM) of behavior change to predicting exercise behavior in those with schizophrenia. Methods: Forty-nine participants (42 with schizophrenia and 7 with schizoaffective disorder) from three commu..

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