Schizophrenia & Lack of Physical Activity

Lack of physical activity during leisure time contributes to an impaired health related quality of life in patients with schizophrenia.

                                     

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to identify if lack of physical activity participation and an impaired functional exercise capacity compared with healthy controls contributed to an impaired health related quality of life (HRQL). We also evaluated whether the presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) could explain the variability in HRQL in patients.

Author information

  • 1University Psychiatric Centre Catholic University Leuven, Campus Kortenberg, Kortenberg, Belgium. Davy.Vancampfort@uc-kortenberg.be