Associations of moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior with depressive and anxiety symptoms in self-isolating people during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey in Brazil

Schuch, Felipe B. and Bulzing, Rugero A. and Meyer, Jacob and Vancampfort, Davy and Firth, Joseph and Stubbs, Brendon and Grabovac, Igor and Willeit, Peter and Tavares, Vagner D. O. and Calegaro, Vitor C. and Deenik, Jeroen and López Sánchez, Guillermo F. and Veronese, Nicola and Caperchione, Cristina M. and Sadarangani, Kabir P. and Abufaraj, Mohammad and Tully, Mark A. and Smith, Lee (2020) Associations of moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior with depressive and anxiety symptoms in self-isolating people during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey in Brazil. Psychiatry Research. ISSN 1872-7123

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Abstract

This is a cross-sectional study evaluating the associations of self-reported moderate to vigorous physical activity, and sedentary behavior with depressive, anxiety, and co-occurring depressive and anxiety symptoms (D&A) in self-isolating Brazilians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Depressive and anxiety symptoms were collected using the Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories (BDI and BAI). Among the 937 participants (females=72.3%), those performing ≥30 min/day of moderate to vigorous or ≥15 min/day of vigorous physical activity had lower odds of prevalent depressive, anxiety, and co-occurring D&A symptoms. Those spending ≥10 h/day sedentary were more likely to have depressive symptoms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: COVID-19, Physical Activity, Mental Health, Depression
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 12:17
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 12:17
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705718

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