Physical Activity in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

This study has been completed.
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University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01329094
First received: August 9, 2010
Last updated: April 4, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

August 9, 2010
April 4, 2011
March 2009
July 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Physical activity level [ Time Frame: The average physical activity level of the past week is assessed (one week) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The physical activity level is assessed using the Physical Activity Scale, which is based ion the concept that the intensity of physical activity can be expressed in metabolic equivalents.
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Physical Activity in Patients With Severe Mental Illness
Physical Activity in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

The aim of the study was to evaluate the applicability of the Physical Activity Scale (PAS) in relation to patients with severe mental illness. The study hypothesised that physical activity levels among patients with severe mental illness was significantly lower than healthy controls. The physical activity level of patients with severe mental illness attending Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov in comparisons with healthy controls matched on gender and age was assessed with PAS.

The study population of interest was psychiatric in- or outpatients from Aarhus University Hospital , Risskov, some of whom were referred for physiotherapeutic treatment. The patients were compared with healthy controls matched on gender and age, recruited from hospital staff including administrative employees.Patients and controls were included in the study after giving informed consent, according to the Declaration of Helsinki 2008. All participants assessed their physical activity level by completing the PAS questionnaire twice within a time period of 5-7 days for evaluation of the test-retest reliability of PAS. For patients, PAS was administered as an interview, and for controls as a self-questionnaire. Several physiotherapists (PTs) were involved in interviewing the patients.

In total, 47 hospitalized patients or outpatients and 28 controls were included in the study. In comparison with controls, the physical activity level of daily life of the patients was statistically significantly lower, even though the average physical activity level of the healthy controls was just above 'moderate physical activity'.

There was a satisfactory test-retest reliability of PAS when applied to both mentally ill patients and healthy controls. PAS was found to be an applicable method for evaluating physical activity levels in patients with severe mental illness, and also useful in measuring changes in physical activity levels.

Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Probability Sample

Psychiatric in- and outpatients admitted to Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Denmark

Mental Disorders
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  • Patients with severe mental illness
    In-patients and out-patients with severe mental illness attending treatment at Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov.
  • Healthy controls
    Healthy controls recruited from staff members at Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov
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Completed
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August 2009
July 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All in and outpatients attending psychiatric treatment at Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physical disablement, subject to coercive treatment
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18 Years to 60 Years
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NCT01329094
Lene Nyboe Jacobsen 2
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Lene Nyboe Jacobsen, Aarhus University
University of Aarhus
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Principal Investigator: Lene N Jacobsen, PT, Msc Aarhus University, Risskov
University of Aarhus
April 2011

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