Improving Cognition Via Exercise (ICE) is a research study on the influence of exercise on cognitive functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. Participants will be paid up to $260 including travel expenses and will be randomized into one of two groups, aerobic exercise training or stretching and toning training. Participants in both groups will take part in a 12-week, 3 times per week, 1-hour training program, in addition to their regular treatment. We are looking for people who:
-Are 18-55 years of age
-Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophreniform disorder
-Are currently taking antipsychotic medication
-No more than moderate degree of disorganization
-No use of street drugs within the past 4 weeks
-No history of severe hypertension or serious cardiac conditions
-No history of active suicidal ideation, serious self-destructive behavior, violence or aggressive behavior (previous 2 years)
-No history of neurological or medical conditions known to seriously affect the brain
-Capacity to give informed consent
-Currently not pregnant or nursing
f you are interested in this study, we would be happy to give you more information and talk to you further to see if you are eligible. You can call (919 )445-0271 or email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The easiest way to get started is to complete our interest form and we will contact you.
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