Sport in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Tool in Pre-Acute, Post-Acute and Chronic Phase

Giorgio Corretti, Christian Martini, Pier L. Greco, Francesco P. Marchetti
2011 International journal of clinical medicine  
The principal goal of psychiatric rehabilitation is to improve the global functioning of a person who suffer from a mental disorder. New emerging groups of patients meet difficult to attend to a rehabilitation program. Sport represents a new flexible model that can be used in psychiatric rehabilitation. Sport improves physical health and well being, increases sociality, increases self-efficacy and self-esteem. It is well accepted and well tolerated by the patients, too. Its use goes over the
more » ... se goes over the chronic phase of illness (typical target of rehabilitation) and it extends to the post-acute and pre acute phase, too.
doi:10.4236/ijcm.2011.25093 fatcat:wenfrvzw3vdutpyhffjnw42q5m