Prerequisites for a healthy lifestyle - experiences of persons with psychosis
2013 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, Vol. 34, no 8, 602-610 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study is to explore prerequisites for a healthy lifestyle as described by individuals diagnosed with psychosis. Forty participants who had performed a lifestyle intervention focusing on physical activities and lifestyle education were interviewed. Conventional content analysis was used. The results are described in two categories: (1) Individual Prerequisites and (2) Being a Part of Society. The individuals said that they got stuck in a state of planning without taking action. It was pointless to make a bigger effort because the psychotic disorder could, at any time, worsen the prerequisites. They also said that they wanted to live like everybody else and therefore tried to adopt a normal lifestyle. Future interventions or professional support by mental health nurses and other health care givers should target the transition from planning to action to achieve a healthy lifestyle, and should help the individual to taking part in society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013. Vol. 34, no 8, 602-610 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95907DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.790525PubMedID: 23909672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95907DiVA: diva2:639668