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dc.contributor.authorChapman, Justin J
dc.contributor.authorHielscher, Emily
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Sue
dc.contributor.authorReavley, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Wendy J
dc.contributor.authorWyder, Marianne
dc.contributor.authorChilds, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Anneliese
dc.contributor.authorSuetani, Shuichi
dc.contributor.authorScott, James G
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-04T01:06:39Z
dc.date.available2021-01-04T01:06:39Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1039-8562
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1039856220975299
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400570
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: People with mental illness may be vulnerable to decline in mental health and reduced physical activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions. The aim of this study was to inform the design of physical activity interventions for implementation under these conditions to improve/maintain well-being and physical activity in this population. METHODS: People with mental illness who had participated in a physical activity program prior to the pandemic were invited to complete a survey about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and physical activity and their preferences for engaging in a physical activity program under pandemic-related restrictions. RESULTS: More than half the 59 respondents reported worse mental health and lower physical activity during the pandemic. The preferred format for a physical activity program was one-on-one exercise instruction in-person in a park. Program components endorsed as helpful included incentivization, provision of exercise equipment and fitness devices, and daily exercise programs. About a third of the participants reported limitations in using technology for a physical activity program. CONCLUSIONS: In-person exercise support is preferred by people with mental illnesses during pandemic-related restrictions. Enablement strategies such as providing equipment and self-monitoring devices should be utilized; assistance may be needed to incorporate the use of technology in exercise programs.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Psychiatry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.subject.keywordsexercise
dc.subject.keywordsintervention design
dc.subject.keywordsmental health
dc.subject.keywordsphysical activity
dc.subject.keywordspreferences
dc.titlePreferences of people with mental illness for engaging in exercise programs under COVID-19 restrictions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChapman, JJ; Hielscher, E; Patterson, S; Reavley, N; Brown, WJ; Wyder, M; Childs, S; Russell, A; Suetani, S; Scott, JG, Preferences of people with mental illness for engaging in exercise programs under COVID-19 restrictions, Australasian Psychiatry, 2020
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-01-03T23:54:22Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.
gro.rights.copyright© The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2020. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorWyder, Marianne
gro.griffith.authorSuetani, Shuichi


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