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The transcending benefits of physical activity for individuals with schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.

Soundy, Andy and Freeman, Paul and Stubbs, Brendon and Probst, Michel and Coffee, Pete and Vancampfort, Davy (2014) 'The transcending benefits of physical activity for individuals with schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.' Psychiatry Res, 220 (1-2). 11 - 19. ISSN 1872-7123

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Abstract

A systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis exploring the experiences of people with schizophrenia and healthcare professionals (HCPs) towards physical activity was undertaken. Major electronic databases were searched from inception until January 2014. Studies were eligible if they considered the experiences and perceptions of people with schizophrenia or the perceptions of HCPs towards physical activity. All included studies were synthesised within a meta-ethnographic approach, including completing a methodological quality assessment. The search strategy identified 106 articles, 11 of which were included in the final analysis. Eight articles considered patients׳ experiences and perceptions, and three articles considered the experiences and perceptions of HCPs. A total of 108 patients and 65 HCPs were included. Three main themes were identified: (1) the influence of identity, culture and the environment on physical activity engagement, (2) access and barriers to participation in physical activity, and (3) the benefits of engaging in physical activity. Aspects within the built, social and political environment as well as aspects of social cognition and perceptual biases influence participation in physical activity for individuals with schizophrenia. Specific recommendations for HCPs are given to help promote physical activity in this population group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical activity, Qualitative, Review, Anthropology, Cultural, Humans, Motor Activity, Schizophrenia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12782

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