The physical activity is an important aspect of good health for everyone; it is even more important for psychiatric patients who usually live an unhealthy lifestyle. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of football practice on the self-reported health quality of life (SRHQL) and Wellbeing in schizophrenic subjects. A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program performed by Daily Center Mazzacurati, Department of Mental Health Roma/D , for psychotic subjects that included weekly football activities for a period of 9 months. The results show that the model proved effective in the experimental group (SG) as regards the psychopathological dimensions, which are significantly improved (Median(IQR): 31(16) versus 53(18); p=0.001); in particular the negative symptomatology has been reduced, and this result is hardly achieved with the drug therapy (17(7) versus 25(15); p=0.003). This study increases the awareness of following this approach and improving the extension and the confirmation of the results achieved.

Randomized controlled clinical trial on the efficacy of team play football on schizophrenic patients- a pilot study

Daniele Masala
2015

Abstract

The physical activity is an important aspect of good health for everyone; it is even more important for psychiatric patients who usually live an unhealthy lifestyle. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of football practice on the self-reported health quality of life (SRHQL) and Wellbeing in schizophrenic subjects. A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program performed by Daily Center Mazzacurati, Department of Mental Health Roma/D , for psychotic subjects that included weekly football activities for a period of 9 months. The results show that the model proved effective in the experimental group (SG) as regards the psychopathological dimensions, which are significantly improved (Median(IQR): 31(16) versus 53(18); p=0.001); in particular the negative symptomatology has been reduced, and this result is hardly achieved with the drug therapy (17(7) versus 25(15); p=0.003). This study increases the awareness of following this approach and improving the extension and the confirmation of the results achieved.
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