Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Efficacy of a Lower-Extremity Exercise Program for Individuals With Chronic Psychiatric Disorders (CPD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Tsaotun, Taiwan
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, USA
  • Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Tsaotun, Taiwan
  • School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia, Southport, Australia
  • Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Tsaotun, Taiwan
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Mental Health / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Efficacy of a Lower-Extremity Exercise Program for Individuals With Chronic Psychiatric Disorders (CPD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515370. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6029
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515370. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6029
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

A lower-extremity strengthening exercise (LESE) program addressing high-intensity interval training was designed to improve the lower limb function of people with chronic psychiatric disorders. This clinical control trial showed that the 16-week LESE program significantly increased clients' lower limb muscle strength and endurance. OTs working with the client population should include lower-extremity exercises as a preparatory task for supporting occupation-based activities.

Primary Author and Speaker: Wan-Chi Hsu

Additional Authors and Speakers: Eric Hwang

Contributing Authors: Pei-Yun Wang, Shang-Liang Wu, Hui-Ling Lee