The ABE Programme is a client-centred, individualised physical activity intervention for people with mental illness delivered by non-government organisation Richmond Services Ltd. It is three months in duration with weekly meetings aiming to encourage people to engage in a healthier lifestyle. Aims of the study were to investigate service users’ outcomes, experiences, barriers to physical activity and contributing factors for physical activity adherence, to make recommendations for health policy, community development and service improvements.


Creator | Kaihanga
Arno Grueber
Year of Creation | Tau
Keywords | Kupu
Community mental health service, exercise, mental health, physical activity
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Grueber, A. (2013). Outcomes and experiences of participants of the Activity Based Experience (ABE) Programme at Richmond Services Limited: a mixed methods study. Master thesis, Health Sciences, University of Canterbury: Christchurch, New Zealand.

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