Motivating factors and barriers towards exercise in severe mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Firth2016MotivatingFA,
  title={Motivating factors and barriers towards exercise in severe mental illness: a
systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Joseph Firth and S. Rosenbaum and Brendon Stubbs and Paul Filip Gorczynski and Alison R. Yung and Davy Vancampfort},
  booktitle={Psychological medicine},
  year={2016}
}
Exercise can improve clinical outcomes in people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this population typically engages in low levels of physical activity with poor adherence to exercise interventions. Understanding the motivating factors and barriers towards exercise for people with SMI would help to maximize exercise participation. A search of major electronic databases was conducted from inception until May 2016. Quantitative studies providing proportional data on the motivating… CONTINUE READING