Research Impact: Emerging evidence supports that exercise may be an efficacious treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), but adherence is suboptimal. This secondary analysis of a 12-week exercise training randomized controlled trial among 95 physically inactive adults with clinician-diagnosed AUD examined factors associated with adherence, assessed both objectively as keycard entry and subjectively with activity calendars. Non-adherence, defined as completing <12 sessions, was associated with moderate (OR=0.11, 95%CI: 0.02-0.49) and severe (OR=0.12, 95%CI: 0.02-0.69) AUD compared to low severity, higher BMI (OR=0.80, 95%CI: 0.68-0.93), and lower education (OR=3.02, 95%CI: 1.19-7.61). Adults exhibiting these features may require additional support adhering to exercise prescription.
Welford P, Gunillasdotter V, Andreasson S, Herring MP, Vancampfort D, Hallgren M (2023). Sticking with it? Factors associated with exercise adherence in people with alcohol use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 144:107730. (IF: 4.591; C= ; Q2 Psychology, Clinical; R=34/131)