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Sport in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Tool in Pre-Acute, Post-Acute and Chronic Phase

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The principal goal of psychiatric rehabilitation is to improve the global functioning of a person who suffer from a mental disorder. New emerging groups of patients meet difficult to attend to a rehabilitation program. Sport represents a new flexible model that can be used in psychiatric rehabilitation. Sport improves physical health and well being, increases sociality, increases self-efficacy and self-esteem. It is well accepted and well tolerated by the patients, too. Its use goes over the chronic phase of illness (typical target of rehabilitation) and it extends to the post-acute and pre acute phase, too.

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G. Corretti, C. Martini, P. Greco and F. Marchetti, "Sport in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Tool in Pre-Acute, Post-Acute and Chronic Phase," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 568-569. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.25093.


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