Evaluating correlations between physical activity, psychological mediators of physical activity, and negative symptoms in individuals with psychosis and diabetes

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Abstract

Objective - This study examined the relationship between physical activity, psychological mediators of physical activity, and negative symptoms in people living with psychosis and pre-diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus to identify which variables should be targeted in future physical activity interventions.

Methods
- A total of 63 individuals were recruited and filled out questionnaires with the assistance of trained research staff.

Results
- Spearman’s correlations showed a positive significant association between physical activity and self-efficacy. Negative significant associations were found between physical activity and negative symptoms of psychosis as well as perceived barriers of physical activity. There was no significant relationship between physical activity and perceived benefits of physical activity.

Conclusions and implications for practice
- Future physical activity interventions need to focus on enhancing the confidence individuals have being physically active and how barriers to activity can be recognized and managed. Interventions should be conducted alongside treatment of negative symptoms of psychosis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018

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