Preliminary Effectiveness and Sustainability of Group Aerobic Exercise Program in Patients with Schizophrenia

**Attrition rate for the exercise program was 8.3%. **

The Exercise program significantly increased participant’s self-esteem, positive relationship, global function, and quality of life.

cardiorespiratory fitness significantly improved after 3 months. At the 9-month follow-up, 6 months after program completion, only in interpersonal relationship change the improved effects were maintained. These findings support the feasibility of group aerobic exercise program with high level of adherence and its long-term benefits in positive relationship change.


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