Mona Nygård

Mona Nygård
Norwegian University of Science and Technology | NTNU · Department of Mental Health

Ph.D. in Medicine

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Background Individuals with severe mental disorders (SMDs; schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder) are not only suffering from their mental conditions; they also have an attenuated physical health, augmenting their overall critical condition. Objectives We review and critically appraise the evidence based...
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Patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders have impaired skeletal muscle force‐generating capacity (FGC) of the lower extremities, i.e. one repetition maximum (1RM) and rapid force development, and poor functional performance. We therefore investigated if 12 weeks of maximal strength training (MST) could (1) restore FGC and functional performan...
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Patient Activation Measure-13 (PAM-13) is a valid and widely used questionnaire that assess an individual’s knowledge, confidence, and skills for self-management of their chronic illness. Although there is some evidence regarding its reliability, the test–retest reliability has not been investigated among patients with substance use disorders (SUDs...
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Although aerobic interval training (AIT) is recognized to attenuate the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature mortality, it appears that it rarely arrives at patients' doorsteps. Thus, this study investigated 1-year effects and feasibility of AIT delivered with adherence support in collaborative care of outpatients with schizophrenia....
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Patients with schizophrenia have impaired physical health. However, evidence of how skeletal muscle force generating capacity (FGC), a key component of functional performance, may contribute to the impairment is scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the patient groups' skeletal muscle FGC and its association with functional perform...
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Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and effects of integrating aerobic interval training (AIT) in standard care of outpatients with schizophrenia on aerobic capacity and conventional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Methods: Outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder were randomised to: 1) a training group (TG), performing AIT...
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Patients with schizophrenia have impaired physical health. However, evidence of how skeletal muscle force generating capacity (FGC), a key component of functional performance, may contribute to the impairment is scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the patient groups' skeletal muscle FGC and its association with functional perform...
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Patients with schizophrenia are physically inactive and have high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2peak) is one of the strongest predictors for CVD, yet is rarely investigated in this patient population, and how V̇O2peak relates to other conventional CVD risk measures in this population is unclear. We measured tre...
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Amphetamine use leads to impaired skeletal health and elevated risk of osteoporosis. In the current study, we document that maximal strength training (MST), as a part of clinical treatment, works as a countermeasure, improving muscle force generating capacity, body composition, and skeletal health at sites particularly prone to osteoporotic fractur...
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Background and purpose: Physical function is shown to decline with age. However, how long-term strength training may attenuate the age-related limitation in functional tasks with various force demands is unclear. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, we assessed maximal muscle strength, initial and late phase rate of force development (RFD), as w...
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Recently we documented age-related attenuation of efferent drive to contracting skeletal muscle. It remains elusive if this indication of reduced muscle strength is present with lifelong strength training. For this purpose, we examined evoked potentials in the calf muscles of 11 (71±4years) strength trained master athletes (MA) contrasted to 10 (71...

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To evaluate the effectiveness of 1 year supervised exercise training versus usual care on cardiovascular health, functional skills and physical fitness in patients with schizophrenia