Accelerometry is a valid measure of physical inactivity but not of energy expended on physical activity in people with schizophrenia

Sharpe, Jenny-Kay, Stedman, Terry J., Byrne, Nuala M., & Hills, Andrew P. (2006) Accelerometry is a valid measure of physical inactivity but not of energy expended on physical activity in people with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 85(1-3), pp. 300-301.

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The relationship between physical inactivity and weight gain, obesity and related co-morbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes is well established (Lees and Booth, 2005). People with schizophrenia have high rates of physical inactivity, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes (Casey, 2005). It appears that aspects of the illness, the medications used to treat it and specific lifestyle behaviours of people with schizophrenia, contribute to this high prevalence. Recent research in the area by Faulkner et al. (2005) revealed that a physical activity questionnaire was not sufficiently precise to unravel the inter-relationships between physical activity, mental illness, lifestyle and medication side effects and obesity, weight gain, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in this clinical group. Volume 85, Issues 1-3, July 2006, Pages 300-301

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ID Code: 10528
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2006.03.032
ISSN: 1573-2509
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:36

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