Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Impact of a Pedometer Intervention on Physical Activity in Those With Serious Mental Illness
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Impact of a Pedometer Intervention on Physical Activity in Those With Serious Mental Illness
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515367. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6511
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515367. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6511
Abstract

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