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Associations between perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and self-reported sitting time in patients with schizophrenia: A pilot study

Associations between perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and self-reported sitting time in patients with schizophrenia: A pilot study

Vancampfort, Davy, De Hert, Marc, De Herdt, Amber, Soundy, Andrew, Stubbs, Brendon, Bernard, Paquito and Probst, Michel (2014) Associations between perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and self-reported sitting time in patients with schizophrenia: A pilot study. Psychiatry Research, 215 (1). pp. 33-38. ISSN 0165-1781 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2013.11.011)

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Abstract

Sitting behaviours may, independent of physical activity behaviours, be a distinct risk factor for multiple adverse health outcomes in patients with schizophrenia. In order to combat sitting behaviours health care providers and policy makers require further understanding of its determinants in this population group. The aim of the present study was to investigate the variance in sitting time explained by a wide range of community design and recreational environmental variables, above and beyond the variance accounted for by demographic variables. One hundred and twenty-three patients (42♀) with schizophrenia (mean age=41.5±12.6 years) were included in the final analysis. The built environment was rated using the Instruments for Assessing Levels of Physical Activity and Fitness environmental questionnaire and sitting time was assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-short (IPAQ) version. Regression analysis showed that environmental variables were related to sitting time. The body mass index (BMI) and disease stage explained 8.4% of the variance in sitting, while environmental correlates explained an additional 16.8%. Clinical practice guidelines should incorporate strategies targeting changes in sitting behaviours, from encouraging environmental changes to the availability of exercise equipment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements (funding): There was no funding for the current study. Davy Vancampfort is funded by the Research Foundation—Flanders (FWO—Vlaanderen).
Uncontrolled Keywords: schizophrenia, built environment, sitting, physical inactivity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10661

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