Physical activity as a therapeutic method for non-pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia: A systematic literature review
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Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu w Katowicach, Szkoła Doktorska
Submission date: 2021-04-08
Final revision date: 2021-06-09
Acceptance date: 2021-07-07
Online publication date: 2022-08-31
Publication date: 2022-08-31
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Katarzyna Cempa   

Szkoła Doktorska, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu w Katowicach, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach
Psychiatr Pol 2022;56(4):837–859
The purpose of this systematic review was to classify, compare and characterize selected types of physical activity having a positive impact on the course of the treatment of schizophrenia (including its long-term effects).

Material and Methods:
The literature review for this work was carried out in the scientific databases: PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science and EBSCO. The analysis and further description were developed based on the PRISMA protocol.

During the database analysis, 330 items of potential sources of knowledge were searched for to prepare a literature review on physical activity used in the treatment of schizophrenia. After the verification and qualification process, 17 items were included in the study.

The inclusion of physical activity in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia had a positive effect on the perceived symptoms and ailments related to the course of the disease and supported the return of patients to society.