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Neuropsychiatr. 2012;26(4):166-70. doi: 10.1007/s40211-012-0033-7.

[Acute effects of a single bout of moderate exercise on psychological well-being in patients with affective disorder during hospital treatment].

[Article in German]

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Abteilung Psychiatrie, Nervenklinik Wagner Jauregg, Wagner Jauregg Weg 15, 4020, Linz, Österreich, richard.stark@gespag.at.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the effects of a single bout of exercise on psychological well-being in inpatients with affective disorder.

METHODS:

Thirty-four participants under hospital treatment because of affective disorder attended a supervised but self-paced 60 min Nordic Walking session. All participants completed a self-report questionnaire on psychological well-being before and after physical activity.

RESULTS:

A significant increase was found for calmness, activation and mood whereas the scales thoughtfulness, weakness, depression and arousal decreased.

CONCLUSIONS:

A self-paced but supervised single Nordic Walking session seems to be effective in improving acute psychological well-being in patients with affective disorder. Positive affective components of exercise should be addressed in clinical trials focusing on anti-depressive effects and exercise maintenance in patients with affective disorders.

PMID:
23111811
DOI:
10.1007/s40211-012-0033-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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