Brief intervention to improve physical activity in men with psychosis and obesity: a feasibility study [post]

Ahmed Jerome Romain, Reginald Cadet, Aurelie Baillot
2020 unpublished
Physical activity (PA) is recommended to improve physical health in psychosis, however, most of them are inactive. The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility and efficacy of a four-week brief intervention to improve PA in men with psychosis and obesity. Feasibility, the participation and the drop-out intervention rate were evaluated. PA, sedentary time, and motivational processes of change and anthropometric measures were evaluated. Twelve men with psychotic disorders (75% with
more » ... izophrenia; age: 33.2 10.2, Body Mass Index: 35.8 7.7 kg/m2) were included. The participation rate was 32% and 100% of participants completed the intervention. Participants reported a high satisfaction rate towards the intervention. Following the intervention, an improvement in PA level was noted with a moderate effect size as an increase in behavioral processes of change was observed with a moderate effect size. Hence, the brief intervention was feasible and effective to improve PA level.
doi:10.31236/ fatcat:6kul5bucmnewhjetgbx2wt6o7u