Uptake and participation in physical activity referral schemes in the UK: an investigation of patients referred with mental health problems

Crone, Diane and Johnston, Lynne H and Gidlow, Chris and Henley, Caroline and James, David V (2008) Uptake and participation in physical activity referral schemes in the UK: an investigation of patients referred with mental health problems. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29 (10). pp. 1088-1097. ISSN 1096-4673

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Abstract

The study compared outcomes of uptake, attendance, and completion between two patient groups (mental health, n = 134 and physical health, n = 2767) in a physical activity referral scheme in the UK during 2000 to 2003. Despite similar rates for the physical health and mental health groups for initial progression (94% vs. 90%), referral uptake (60% vs. 69%; p < 0.001) and programme completion (22% vs. 34%; p < 0.001) were significantly lower in the mental health referrals. In conclusion, physical activity referral schemes appear to be less well suited to the needs of the mental health patient. Further research is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: David James
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 20:04
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2016 18:02
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/376

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