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Physical Activities and their Importance to the Health of People with Severe Mental Illness in Sweden.
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PMID:  23017044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is well known that people with severe mental illness often suffer from constant fatigue, insomnia, and somatic complaints that are too often overlooked. In addition, these persons die earlier in life than others in the population. The purpose of this study was to investigate patients' descriptions of activities and the importance of these activities for their health. Eight persons living in their own home were interviewed about both their views about exercise and their exercising activities. Two themes emerged: Getting Control over One's Life and The Need for Contact with Family & Friends. All of the informants were aware of the importance of physical activity to feel good. The informants described three different forms of activities: daily activities in the home, activities in a rehabilitation centre, and various forms of jogging. These different forms of activity were important to the informants since they reduced their anxiety and stress.
Anette Erdner; Annabella Magnusson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences , Stockholm , Sweden.
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