Journal article

The effect of physical activity on anxiety in children and young people: a systematic review and meta -analysis

Tim Carter, Michaela Pascoe, Anastasios Bastounis, Ioannis D Morres, Patrick Callaghan, Alexandra G Parker

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence that physical activity can have beneficial effects on anxiety. A comprehensive synthesis of the evidence of the anxiolytic effects of physical activity from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in children and young people (CYP) is warranted. METHODS: A search of 13 databases was conducted to identify RCTs testing the effects of physical activity on anxiety symptoms in children and young people (up to 25 years). Screening, data extraction and risk of bias assessment (using the Cochrane Collaboration tool for assessing risk of bias) were independently undertaken by two study authors. The primary analysis used a random effects model to compare the effect o..

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