BMJ Open 2021 Sep 17;11(9):e046216. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU,CEU Universities, Moncada, Valencia, Spain.
Introduction: Numerous studies support the practice of different physical exercise modalities as an effective treatment to address the problems associated with schizophrenia, reporting that they result in improvements in patient symptoms and quality of life. Given the lack of studies comparing different types of training in controlled environments, the aim of this proposed study will be to compare the effects of three physical exercise programmes (strength, aerobic and mixed) on the symptoms, body composition, level of physical activity and health-related quality of life of patients with schizophrenia.
Methods And Analysis: A multicentre, single-blinded (evaluator), randomised, wait-list controlled (ratio 2:2:2:1) trial will be conducted with 105 patients recruited from different psychosocial care centres. Read More