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
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