Maureen Grainger, Danielle Hicks, Alexis Kessaris, Moriah NesSmith, Melissa Scammacca, Jennifer Gardner, Mariann Moran; The Impact of a Pedometer Intervention on Physical Activity in Those With Serious Mental Illness. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515367. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6511
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Date Presented 03/27/20
Individuals with serious mental illness are at increased risk for comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other metabolic syndromes, ultimately leading to premature mortality of up to 25 years. These individuals have decreased engagement in meaningful activities due to mental and physical symptoms. This feasibility study investigated the impact of a pedometer intervention on physical activity and engagement in daily activities.
Primary Author and Speaker: Maureen Grainger
Additional Authors and Speakers: Danielle Hicks, Alexis Kessaris, Moriah NesSmith, Melissa Scammacca, Jennifer Gardner, Mariann Moran
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