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Psychiatria Danubina, Vol.27 No.1 March 2015. -

Background: The purpose of this review was to consider the impact of being introduced to a sport and sport participation on a

weight loss and psychiatric symptoms, b any other health benefits in people with schizophrenia, supported by quantitative and

qualitative findings.

Subject and methods: A systematic review in accordance with the PRISMA statement was conducted. Searches were undertaken

in January 2014. Articles were eligible that 1 considered the effect quantitative studies and experience qualitative and case

studies of either; being introduced to a ‘sport’ or undertaking a sport activity, 2 included >85% of patients diagnosed with

schizophrenia or schizo-affective spectrum disorders according to recognised criteria.

Results: A total of 10 studies including 5 trials 2*pre-experimental, 2*controlled trials, 1*randomised control trial, 2

qualitative studies and 3 case studies were included n=185. Two out of 3 studies that considered weight as an outcome measure

reported significant reductions in weight and psychiatric symptoms following sports participation. The mean reduction in body mass

index BMI ranged from -0.7kg.m2 p



Author: Andrew Soundy - orcid.org-0000-0002-5118-5872 ; Department of Physiotherapy, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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