Journal article

Lifestyle medicine for depression: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Vincent Wing-Hei Wong, Fiona Yan-Yee Ho, Nga-Kwan Shi, Jerome Sarris, Ka-Fai Chung, Wing-Fai Yeung

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment effect of multi-component LM interventions on depressive symptoms has not yet been examined. METHODS: We systematically searched six databases from inception to February 2020 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving any multi-component LM interventions (physical activity, nutritional advice, sleep management, and/or stress management) on depressive symptoms relative to care as usual (CAU), waitlist (WL), no intervention (NI), or attention control (AC) comparisons. RESULTS: Fifty studies with 8,479 participants were included. Multi-component LM interventions reduced depressive symptoms significantly relative to the CAU (p >.001; d = 0.20) and WL/NI (..

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Grants

Awarded by Seed Funding Support for Thesis Research, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Awarded by NHMRC Clinical Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Seed Funding Support for Thesis Research, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (WHW, grant number 5,501,685) and the NHMRC Clinical Research Fellowship (JS, grant number APP1125000).