Evaluation of a Health Promotion Intervention for Persons With Mental Illness
This pilot study evaluates an individualized health promotion program for people with mental illness receiving services at a mental health center in Keene, NH. The study will test the following hypotheses:
Hypothesis 1: Compared to baseline (pre-study) levels, participants in the In SHAPE program will demonstrate increased physical activity as indicated by self-report and observed measures.
Hypothesis 2: Compared to baseline (pre-study) levels, participants in the In SHAPE program will demonstrate improved fitness and health status as indicated by greater capacity on the 6-minute walk test, one mile walk test, weight and body composition, and flexibility indexes.
The following secondary (exploratory) hypotheses will be considered:
Compared to baseline (pre-study) levels, participants in the In SHAPE program will demonstrate improved subjective health status, quality of life, mood, and self-efficacy. In addition, participants will demonstrate improved cardiovascular fitness as indicated by lower pulse rate and blood pressure.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a Health Promotion Intervention for Persons With Mental Illness|
|Study Start Date:||August 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The In SHAPE program aims to improve the physical fitness and health of persons with mental illness. Participants in the program are assigned a health mentor who assesses individual lifestyle habits and health status, identifies goals for lifestyle change, and serves as a motivator and physical trainer. The individualized components of the In SHAPE program are supplemented with group-level positive reinforcement and motivational incentives. This evaluation project systematically evaluates the In SHAPE health promotion intervention.
|United States, New Hampshire|
|Monadnock Family Services|
|Keene, New Hampshire, United States, 03431|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen J Bartels, MD||Professor in Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School|