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Barriers to and facilitators of physical activity among persons with schizophrenia: A survey of physical therapists

Barriers to and facilitators of physical activity among persons with schizophrenia: A survey of physical therapists

Soundy, Andrew, Stubbs, Brendon, Probst, Michel, Hemmings, Laura and Vancampfort, Davy (2014) Barriers to and facilitators of physical activity among persons with schizophrenia: A survey of physical therapists. Psychiatric Services, 65 (5). pp. 693-571. ISSN 1075-2730 (Print), 1557-9700 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201300276)

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined the experience, perceptions, and knowledge of physical therapists who work within mental health services regarding barriers to and facilitators of physical activity among people with schizophrenia.

METHODS: A total of 151 physical therapists, members of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health, completed an online survey. Data-driven and concept-driven content analysis was conducted with the responses.

RESULTS: The most frequently cited barriers were patients' lack of motivation (45% of respondents) and a lack of priority given to physical activity by other health care professionals (28%). The most frequently cited facilitators included the provision of esteem support by health care professionals (28%) and the promotion of enjoyment and autonomy for the patient (25%).

CONCLUSIONS: When promoting physical activity among individuals with schizophrenia, health care professionals who work in mental health settings should provide an individual approach, taking into account patient-related and situational factors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Psychiatric Services is a monthly interdisciplinary journal published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity, schizophrenia, surveys, physical therapist
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11458

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