Journal article

Depressive symptoms associated with psychological correlates of physical activity and perceived helpfulness of intervention features

Lena Hemmis, Hein de Vries, Corneel Vandelanotte, Camille E Short, Mitch J Duncan, Nicola W Burton, Amanda L Rebar

MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

The anti-depressive benefits of physical activity are well-evidenced; however little is known about whether people with more frequent depressive symptoms have different psychological correlates of physical activity than people with less frequent symptoms, or whether special consideration is needed in targeting web-based physical activity interventions toward people with frequent depressive symptoms. An online cross-sectional survey was used to collect data from 511 adults (age = 45.99 ± 14.73 years). Two multiple regression analyses were conducted to test the relationship between frequency of depressive symptoms and (1) psychological correlates of physical activity (i.e., intentions, perceiv..

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Grants

Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by the CQUniversity Health CRN www.cqu.edu.au/crn and the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks Program.Mitch J. Duncan is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (ID 100029) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.