|Publication type:||Conference other|
|Type of review:||No review|
|Title:||Prescribing physical activity : status quo of the integration in Swiss healthcare system and international best practices|
Niedermann Schneider, Karin
|Conference details:||17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022|
|Subjects:||Mental health; Therapy; Physical activity; Swiss healtcare system; Study; Mental illness; Addictive behaviour|
|Subject (DDC):||615.82: Physical therapy |
616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry
|Abstract:||Background: The evidence for the effectiveness of physical activity in the treatment of patients with mental illness and addiction problems is extensive and strong. This should be reflected in the integration of physical activity as therapeutic intervention for these health problems in the Swiss healthcare system. However, an overview how this is implemented in Switzerland and internationally has been missing. We therefore aimed to assess the actual status and identify successful international models. Method: We conducted a systematic literature and internet search on the current situation in Switzerland. We focused on the framework conditions, legal foundations, barriers, supportive factors, and professions that are involved such as human movement, sports science, physiotherapy or (sport-)psychiatry and psychotherapy. Moreover, we analysed the experiences that selected countries made with the inclusion of physical activity as a therapeutic intervention in the treatment of mental illness or addictive behaviour. Results: Physical activity is not yet established as a therapeutic intervention for patients with mental illness and addictive behaviours in our healthcare system. Although structured rehabilitation programs can be prescribed by physicians for these patients that often include physical activity interventions and are covered by basic health insurance, there is a gap after these programmes have been completed. In countries such as Sweden, however, general practitioners can issue exercise prescriptions for specific programmes or coaching on exercise packages on offer. Discussion: Although physical activity is already partly integrated in therapeutic interventions, there are international examples that point to potential improvements and call for action.|
|Further description:||Contribution to the Symposium 1.08: Physical Activity and Sports for individuals with mental health disorders|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Health Sciences |
School of Management and Law
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Public Health (IPH) |
Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
|Published as part of the ZHAW project:||Bewegung als Therapie|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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Wieber, F., Nast, I., Carlander, M., Mattli, R., Rausch, A.-K., Sommer, B., Wirz, M., & Niedermann Schneider, K. (2022, September 5). Prescribing physical activity : status quo of the integration in Swiss healthcare system and international best practices. 17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022. https://sps2022.psychologie.uzh.ch/symposia-monday-5-september-2022-1030-1200/
Wieber, F. et al. (2022) ‘Prescribing physical activity : status quo of the integration in Swiss healthcare system and international best practices’, in 17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022. Available at: https://sps2022.psychologie.uzh.ch/symposia-monday-5-september-2022-1030-1200/.
F. Wieber et al., “Prescribing physical activity : status quo of the integration in Swiss healthcare system and international best practices,” in 17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022, Sep. 2022. [Online]. Available: https://sps2022.psychologie.uzh.ch/symposia-monday-5-september-2022-1030-1200/
Wieber, Frank, et al. “Prescribing Physical Activity : Status Quo of the Integration in Swiss Healthcare System and International Best Practices.” 17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022, 2022, https://sps2022.psychologie.uzh.ch/symposia-monday-5-september-2022-1030-1200/.
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