An intervention with physical activity and lifestyle counseling improves health-related quality of life and shows small improvements in metabolic risk factors in persons with psychosis
2016 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 37, no 1, 43-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
General purpose: To study the effects of a lifestyle intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and metabolic risk factors in persons with psychosis.
Methodology: A longitudinal intervention study with a matched reference sample.
Results: HRQoL measured by the EQ-VAS improved from 57.6 to 63.3 (17.8) in the intervention group (p=0.05). The HDL cholesterol concentration increased from 1.03 to 1.11 (0.19) mmol/l in the intervention group (p=0.02). There was no significant change in body weight.
Conclusion: A lifestyle intervention based on group meetings improves HRQoL in patients with psychosis. There are also small improvements in metabolic risk factors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 37, no 1, 43-52 p.
Health-related quality of life, lifestyle intervention, metabolic syndrome, physical health, psychosis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122367DiVA: diva2:865970