Acute Psychological Effects of High Intensity Exercise With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
St. Olavs Hospital
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2011
Last updated: February 1, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

The purpose of this study is to study the acute psychological effects in patients with schizophrenia after one session of high intensity exercise.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: High intensity exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Acute Psychological Effects of High Intensity Exercise in Patients With Schizophrenia

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Positive and negative affects [ Time Frame: baseline and 2 days postintervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Positive and Negative Affect Schedule - Expanded Form (PANSS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • state anxiety [ Time Frame: baseline and 2 days postintervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire, self-report. State anxiety inventory (SAI)

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: high intensity exercise
3 groups: subjects diagnosed for psychological disorders (1)schizophrenic or other psychotic disorder (2)non-psychotic disorders (3) no psychological disorder
Behavioral: High intensity exercise
4x4 intervals

Detailed Description:

We will examine if there is an acute effect of one high intensity session of physical exercise (4x4 intervals) on psychological variables state mood, state anxiety, well-being and psychological distress. This possible effect will be examined in three groups, one group being the main group that the other two groups will be compared up against. Group 1: Patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. Group 2: people with non-psychotic diagnosis. Group 3: people without any psychological diagnosis.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • They will be allocated into groups by their diagnoses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not being able to complete the exercise
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01310998

Trondheim, Norway, 7050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Principal Investigator: Einar Vedul-Kjelsås, dr.philos Employee at AFFU at St Olavs Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT01310998     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010/2898-3
Study First Received: January 11, 2011
Last Updated: February 1, 2012
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
high intensity exercise
interval training exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 15, 2014