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Improved perceived health and scored depression with a physical activity project.
(Centrum för allmänmedicin (CEFAM), Stockholms läns landsting)
(S:t Görans sjukhus)
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, The Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment.
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Physical activity programs have shown a positive effect on health but also on depression that increases worldwide.

Purpose: The purpose was to study perceived health and rated depression score with a physical activity project for persons with diagnosed depression or anxiety.

Methods: Eighty-four persons (56 women, 28 men) with depression or anxiety disorders, recruited from psychiatric out-patient clinic participated. Mean age and BMI were 46 (21-80) yrs and 26 (17-41) kg/m2, respectively. Guided physical activity was given, in groups of 10-15, 1 hour twice a week for 8-12 weeks.

Results: A significant improvement (p<0.05*) was seen regarding perceived physical health, several aspects of mental health and waking up thoroughly rested. Depression score significantly improved, both self-rated (PHQ-9, n=55) and by experts (MADRS, n=13), expect PHQ-9 for those with overweight.

Conclusions: The project showed that patients with depression and anxiety can improve, in addition to increased physical activity level, both their perceived physical and several aspects of mental health and also depression score by joining a physical activity program.

 

 

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2010.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Medicine/Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-1714OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-1714DiVA: diva2:384529
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3rd International Congress Physical Activity and Public Health, Toronto, Canada
Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2016-08-10Bibliographically approved

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