Effects of a walking program in the psychiatric in-patient treatment setting

a cohort study Issue addressed: To assess the effectiveness of a walking program in a psychiatric in-patient unit. Methods: In-patients at a private psychiatric unit were offered the opportunity to participate in a daily morning 40-minute walk led by an activity supervisor. After discharge, outcomes for patients who had regularly participated in the walking group (n=35) and patients who had not participated (n=49) were compared for length of stay during their period of admission.
Felicity Ng, Seetal Dodd, Felice N. Jacka, Evie Leslie and Michael Berk
Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Reference #:
Volume 18, No 1
Date Published:
April 2007
Publisher Email: unknown
Australia Location: unknown

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