Journal article

Differences in health-related quality of life between three clusters of physical activity, sitting time, depression, anxiety, and stress

Amanda L Rebar, Mitch J Duncan, Camille Short, Corneel Vandelanotte

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity, sitting behaviour, and mental health problems are detrimental to health-related quality of life but typically are considered as independent determinants. This study tested how these factors clustered together as profiles of subgroups of people and whether the clusters differed as a function of physical and mental health-related quality of life. METHODS: In 2012, Australian adults (N =1,014) self-reported their physical and mental health-related quality of life, physical activity, sitting time, depression, anxiety, and stress using a web-based survey. Cluster analysis was used to identify subgroups of health behaviour and mental health profiles, and ANOVA was ..

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