Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
The Prevalence of Deficits in Health-Related Physical Fitness in Patients With Chronic Psychiatric Disorders (CPD): Implications for OT
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Department of Occupational Therapy, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Nantou County, Taiwan, R.O.C., Tsaotun, Taiwan
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, USA
  • Department of Occupational Therapy, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Nantou County, Taiwan, R.O.C., Tsaotun, Taiwan
  • School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, Southport, Australia
  • Department of Occupational Therapy, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Nantou County, Taiwan, R.O.C., Tsaotun, Taiwan
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Prevalence of Deficits in Health-Related Physical Fitness in Patients With Chronic Psychiatric Disorders (CPD): Implications for OT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505180. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7020
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505180. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7020
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Compared to the general population, patients with chronic psychiatric disorders (CPD) are more sedentary and have higher rates of somatic comorbidities. This study provides the evidence showing the high prevalence of physical fitness deficits and body composition abnormalities in patients with CPD. The findings suggest the need for OTs to provide holistic care that includes various exercise programs to moderate the client’s deficits in health-related physical fitness.

Primary Author and Speaker: Pei-Yun Wang

Additional Authors and Speakers: Eric Hwang

Contributing Authors: Sung-Lien Chien, Shang-Liang Wu, Hui-Ling Lee