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Adherence to lifestyle recommendations by patients with depression.
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PMID:  23021296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: There is an increasing amount of evidence showing that physical activity and sun exposure are effective coadjuvant treatments for patients with mild to moderate depression. However, there is a lack of information regarding patient's adherence to these recommendations in daily clinical practice. METHODS: We conducted a study including 15 depressive patients who had been under antidepressant treatment for at least one month. They wore a wrist-watch-like actimetry sensor to measure physical activity and sun exposure 24hours a day. After one week of baseline assessment, patients were randomised into one of the two arms of the study. Patients in the experimental group received a brief note in which they were explicitly asked to increase both their physical activity level and time of sun exposure, while control group patients did not receive these explicit recommendations. RESULTS: One week after recommendations were delivered, only patients in the experimental group had increased time of sun exposure and physical activity (25.8% and 14.3%, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: Depressive patients are able to follow prescribed lifestyle recommendations in the short-term.
Mauro García-Toro; Olga Ibarra; Margalida Gili; María Jesús Serrano; Margalida Vives; Saray Monzón; Natalia Bauzá; Bárbara Oliván; Enric Vicens; Miguel Roca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de psiquiatria y salud mental     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1989-4600     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Psiquiatr Salud Ment     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528851     Medline TA:  Rev Psiquiatr Salud Ment     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  236-240     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 SEP y SEPB. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Psiquiatría, Hospital Son Llàtzer, Palma de Mallorca, España; Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Ciències de la Salut (IUNICS), Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Red de Investigación en Actividades Preventivas y Promoción de la Salud (redIAPP), Palma de Mallorca, España. Electronic address:
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Adherencia a las recomendaciones sobre estilo de vida en pacientes con depresión.
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