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The importance of exercise for individuals with chronic mental illness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20873704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the use of exercise as a therapeutic and adjunctive intervention in the prevention of weight gain, obesity, and metabolic consequences in multiple populations with psychiatric illnesses. The purpose was to identify the current state of the science for the use of exercise as a psychiatric nursing intervention, as well as the gaps and methodological issues in current studies. To do this, research and review articles published between 1998 and 2010 were reviewed. It was found that psychiatric nurses are taking the first steps in incorporating exercise into their recommendations and interventions in populations with psychiatric illnesses, but a long journey remains to make a significant difference in clients' lives.
Mary Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0279-3695     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200911     Medline TA:  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.
University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Exercise Therapy* / methods,  nursing
Life Style
Mental Disorders / complications,  nursing*
Nurse's Role
Obesity / etiology,  prevention & control*
Psychiatric Nursing / methods*
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Weight Gain

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