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dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Chrisen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, Hectoren_US
dc.contributor.authorDeane, Franken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:55:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:55:14Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-19T06:45:17Z
dc.identifier.issn17411645en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40157
dc.description.abstractBackground: Individuals with schizophrenia are more likely to be overweight or obese than the general population, and the associated health problems put them at a higher risk of death. Exercise is therefore an important non-pharmacological intervention that mental health workers can assist clients to engage in, and mindful exercise approaches may be particularly well-suited to this population. Content: This article describes the concept of qigong as a mindful exercise and looks at preliminary evidence suggesting that mindful exercise is of physical and emotional benefit to people with mental ill health. The authors propose an easy, standardized exercise protocol which clinicians can use and teach patient, and call for further research to explore its efficacy. Conclusions: It is suggested that mindful exercise may be used as an intervention to assist people living with mental ill health to improve their community functioning and hence their recovery.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ijtr.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=43049;article=IJTR_16_7_393_399en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom393en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto399en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleQigong as a mindful exercise intervention for people living with mental ill healthen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 MA Healthcare. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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