Small Study Associates Exercise Capacity With Global Functioning In Schizophrenia

MedWire (1/17, Cowen) reports, “Functional exercise capacity is significantly, positively associated with global functioning in patients with schizophrenia,” according to a study published online in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. After assessing 93 patients with schizophrenia with the “six-minute walk test [6MWT],” the Global Assessment of Functioning tool, and the Psychosis Evaluation Tool for Common Use By Caregivers (PECC), researchers found that “6MWT results were significantly, negatively associated with negative, depressive, and cognitive symptoms on the PECC, as well as with BMI, smoking, and antipsychotic medication dosage.”

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— “Exercise capacity linked to global functioning in schizophrenia patients,” Mark Cowen, Medwire News, January 17, 2012.

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