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The importance of self-determined motivation towards physical activity in patients with schizophrenia

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There is a need for theoretically-based research on the motivational processes linked to the commence- ment and continuation of physical activity in patients with schizophrenia. Within the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) framework, we investigated the SDT tenets in these patients by examining the factor structure of the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise.

Physical activity (PA) and exercise, when undertaken regularly, are beneficial for the health as well as psychological quality of life fo patients witrh schizophrenia.

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