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Specific associations between types of physical activity and components of mental health

Melinda Asztalos UGent, Katrien Wijndaele UGent, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij UGent, Renaat Philippaerts UGent, Lynn Matton, Nathalie Duvigneaud, Martine Thomis, William Duquet, Johan Lefevre and Greet Cardon UGent (2009) JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT. 12(4). p.468-474
abstract
Findings of previous studies suggest that the relationship between physical activity and mental health may change across different domains of physical activity, different dimensions of mental health, and different population subgroups. The present study examined associations between five types of physical activity with different contents: housework, leisure active transportation, biking to/from work, walking to/from work, and sports participation, and two dimensions of mental health: perceived stress and psychological distress, in 1919 participants aged 20-65 years, using the data from the Flemish Policy Research Centre Sport, Physical Activity and Health. Multiple logistic regression analyses were performed with the total sample, and with the sample stratified by gender, age, and occupational category. Further, separate models were used in the gender and age subgroups of each occupational category. Sports participation was the only type of physical activity inversely associated with both stress (OR = 0.375; CI: 0.200-0.704) and distress (OR = 0.480; CI: 0.253-0.910). Sports participation related to less distress in unemployed mid-aged adults, and to less stress in unemployed women, unemployed young adults, and young adults with blue-collar jobs. Housework was associated with more stress and more distress in women with blue-collar jobs. In young adults with white-collar jobs, however, an inverse association between housework and distress was found. Biking to and from work was associated with more stress in men with blue-collar jobs. Results invite consideration for the utility, and perhaps the necessity, of differentiated health recommendations for physical health and for mental health in different population subgroups.
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Sports, Motor activity (MeSH entry term: physical activity), Stress (psychological), Reliability, Exercise, Stress, Psychological distress, Mental health, Leisure activities, Types of physical activity
journal title
JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT
J. Sci. Med. Sport
volume
12
issue
4
pages
468 - 474
publisher
SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA
place of publication
PO BOX 237, DICKSON, ACT 2602, AUSTRALIA
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000268542400011
JCR category
SPORT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.57 (2009)
JCR rank
30/72 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
1440-2440
DOI
10.1016/j.jsams.2008.06.009
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
id
787444
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-787444
date created
2009-11-23 13:45:53
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2015-06-17 11:18:36
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  abstract     = {Findings of previous studies suggest that the relationship between physical activity and mental health may change across different domains of physical activity, different dimensions of mental health, and different population subgroups. The present study examined associations between five types of physical activity with different contents: housework, leisure active transportation, biking to/from work, walking to/from work, and sports participation, and two dimensions of mental health: perceived stress and psychological distress, in 1919 participants aged 20-65 years, using the data from the Flemish Policy Research Centre Sport, Physical Activity and Health. Multiple logistic regression analyses were performed with the total sample, and with the sample stratified by gender, age, and occupational category. Further, separate models were used in the gender and age subgroups of each occupational category. Sports participation was the only type of physical activity inversely associated with both stress (OR = 0.375; CI: 0.200-0.704) and distress (OR = 0.480; CI: 0.253-0.910). Sports participation related to less distress in unemployed mid-aged adults, and to less stress in unemployed women, unemployed young adults, and young adults with blue-collar jobs. Housework was associated with more stress and more distress in women with blue-collar jobs. In young adults with white-collar jobs, however, an inverse association between housework and distress was found. Biking to and from work was associated with more stress in men with blue-collar jobs. Results invite consideration for the utility, and perhaps the necessity, of differentiated health recommendations for physical health and for mental health in different population subgroups.},
  author       = {Asztalos, Melinda and Wijndaele, Katrien and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Philippaerts, Renaat and Matton, Lynn and Duvigneaud, Nathalie and Thomis, Martine and Duquet, William and Lefevre, Johan and Cardon, Greet},
  issn         = {1440-2440},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT},
  keyword      = {Sports,Motor activity (MeSH entry term: physical activity),Stress (psychological),Reliability,Exercise,Stress,Psychological distress,Mental health,Leisure activities,Types of physical activity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {468--474},
  publisher    = {SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA},
  title        = {Specific associations between types of physical activity and components of mental health},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2008.06.009},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Asztalos, Melinda, Katrien Wijndaele, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Renaat Philippaerts, Lynn Matton, Nathalie Duvigneaud, Martine Thomis, William Duquet, Johan Lefevre, and Greet Cardon. 2009. “Specific Associations Between Types of Physical Activity and Components of Mental Health.” Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 12 (4): 468–474.
APA
Asztalos, M., Wijndaele, K., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Philippaerts, R., Matton, L., Duvigneaud, N., Thomis, M., et al. (2009). Specific associations between types of physical activity and components of mental health. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, 12(4), 468–474.
Vancouver
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Asztalos M, Wijndaele K, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Philippaerts R, Matton L, Duvigneaud N, et al. Specific associations between types of physical activity and components of mental health. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT. PO BOX 237, DICKSON, ACT 2602, AUSTRALIA: SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA; 2009;12(4):468–74.
MLA
Asztalos, Melinda, Katrien Wijndaele, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, et al. “Specific Associations Between Types of Physical Activity and Components of Mental Health.” JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT 12.4 (2009): 468–474. Print.