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Atadokht A, Mohammadi I. Effectiveness of Aerobics Exercises on Sleep Quality of Chronic Psychiatric Patients Admitted in Rehabilitation Center in Ardabil . JRUMS. 2015; 14 (1) :3-14
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University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
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Background and Objective: Exercise-based interventions have been used as an effective non-pharmacological alternative for both prevention and treatment of poor sleep in clinical and healthy people. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of aerobic exercises on sleep quality of chronic psychiatric patients admitted in rehabilitation centres.

Materials and Methods: This study was a clinical trial. The samples were 22 chronic psychiatric male patients of rehabilitation centres in Ardabil that selected by simple random sampling and randomly assigned in experimental and control groups. The experimental group has received 10 sessions (each session lasted 45 minutes) aerobic exercise and the control group received no intervention. Data were gathered with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and analyzed using chi-square test and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).

Results: The results showed that the post-test scores mean of experimental group were lower than control group in components of subjective sleep quality (0.36), delay in sleeping (0.73), sleep duration (0.09), use of soporific medications (0.89), daily dysfunction (0.09) and total score of sleep quality (2.27) (p<0.05) and 19%-75% of these scores variances explained with reception and no reception of intervention.

Conclusion: Planning of aerobic exercises in daily routine of psychiatric patients admitted to rehabilitation centres can prevent secondary and related problems induced from sleep disorders by improving of patient's sleep quality.

Key words: Quality of sleep, Aerobic exercise, Chronic psychiatric patients, Rehabilitation centres


Funding: There was no funding for this article. This article did not have any sponsor.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili approved the study.


How to cite this article: Atadokht A, Mohammadi I. Effectiveness of Aerobics Exercises on Sleep Quality of Chronic Psychiatric Patients Admitted in Rehabilitation Center. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2015 14(1): 3-14. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/10/12 | Accepted: 2015/01/27 | Published: 2015/04/19

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