Treating depression with physical activity in adolescents and young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
AP Bailey, SE Hetrick, S Rosenbaum, R Purcell, AG Parker
PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018
We aimed to establish the treatment effect of physical activity for depression in young people through meta-analysis. Four databases were searched to September 2016 for randomised controlled trials of physical activity interventions for adolescents and young adults, 12-25 years, experiencing a diagnosis or threshold symptoms of depression. Random-effects meta-analysis was used to estimate the standardised mean difference (SMD) between physical activity and control conditions. Subgroup analysis and meta-regression investigated potential treatment effect modifiers. Acceptability was estimated using dropout. Trials were assessed against risk of bias domains and overall quality of evidence was a..View full abstract
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This work was supported in part by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant 1063033 awarded to AGP. APB is supported by a PhD scholarship attached to this grant. SR is funded by a UNSW Scientia & a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (APP1098518). This work received no other specific support from any funding agency, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.