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dc.contributor.authorJohnstone, Rosalind
dc.contributor.authorNicol, Kath
dc.contributor.authorDonaghy, Marie
dc.contributor.authorLawrie, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:46:57Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:46:57Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifierER1094
dc.identifier.citationJohnstone, R., Nicol, K., Donaghy, M. & Lawrie, S. (2009) Barriers to uptake of physical activity in community-based patients with schizophrenia, Journal of Mental Health, vol. 18, , pp. 523-532,
dc.identifier.issn0963-8237
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638230903111114
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/1094
dc.description.abstractBackground: Recent United Kingdom Government Policy documents have emphasized the need to improve the physical health of patients with mental illness. Although physical health could be improved by increasing physical activity levels, uptake of widely available community-based activity programmes is low in this patient population. Aims: To investigate the barriers to uptake of and adherence to physical activity in communitydwelling patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Methods: Qualitative study on 27 community dwelling patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia from four Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) in Edinburgh. Patients were individually interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Themes and sub themes from the interviews were identified using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Results: Four barriers to physical activity uptake were identified: limited experience of physical activity engagement, impact of the illness and effects of medication, effects of anxiety and the influences of support networks. Conclusion: These patients experience complex barriers to physical activity uptake which need to be considered in the design of physical activity interventions to target obesity and related physical health problems.
dc.format.extent523-532
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Mental Health
dc.titleBarriers to uptake of physical activity in community-based patients with schizophrenia
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume18
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.3109/09638230903111114
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dc.description.eprintid1094
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qmu.authorDonaghy, Marie
qmu.authorNicol, Kath
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