The research project PACINPAT (Physical Activity Counselling in Patients with Major Depressive Disorders) investigated how two different forms of physical activity coaching can have an impact on physical activity and health in physically inactive patients who are undergoing inpatient psychiatric treatment for depressive disorders.
In November 2022, we were able to take the last measurements and collect all data of the PACINPAT study. We would like to thank all participants. We were able to include 244 patients in the study. Of these, 220 could be measured at the first measurement point, 166 at the second and 152 completed the final measurement. In addition, a healthy control group took part at the first measurement point, where we were able to carry out 141 measurements.
Now we concentrate on data analysis and evaluation.
We would also like to thank the staff and managers of the 4 clinics, UPK Basel, Sonnenhalde Riehen, Privatklinik Wyss Münchenbuchsee and Psychiatrische Dienste Solothurn, whose support made the implementation of the study possible.