Publication:
Relationship between objectively measured sedentary behavior and health outcomes in schizophrenia patients: The PsychiActive project.

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Publication date
2017-11-22
Reading date
Event date
Start date of the public exhibition period
End date of the public exhibition period
Advisors
Authors of photography
Person who provides the photography
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Elsevier
Export
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Abstract
This study aimed to investigate possible relationships between sedentary behavior and body mass index (BMI), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in schizophrenia patients. Variables contributing to the variability in sedentary behavior were identified. Eighty-two schizophrenia outpatients (mean age±SD: 41.0±8.7years, 87% men, mean illness duration±SD: 17.1±8.9years) wore a multisensor armband for 7 consecutive full days to objectively measure sedentary behavior. BMI, walking capacity (6-minute walking test) as a proxy for CRF estimation and HRQoL (Short Form 36-Item Health Survey questionnaire version 2) were also assessed. Correlation (Pearson or Spearman coefficients) and multiple regression analysis were used. Sedentary behavior was significantly associated with BMI, CRF, and the physical component summary score of HRQoL (r values, -0.34-0.41; all P<0.001) and remained significant after adjustments for age, illness duration, symptom severity, adherence to Mediterranean diet, smoking, and antipsychotic medication (all P<0.05). BMI, CRF and vitality were identified as determinants of sedentary behavior. Consistent relationships between sedentary behavior and BMI, CRF, and the physical component summary score of HRQoL were found in schizophrenia patients. All the identified determinants of sedentary behavior are modifiable and may be important areas for future interventions in this population.
Doctoral program
Related publication
Research projects
Description
Bibliographic reference
Schizophr Res. 2018 Jul;197:87-92.
Photography rights