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16 results for "Psychological Studies"

Objectively measured physical activity and depressive symptoms in adult outpatients diagnosed with major depression. Clinical perspectives

  • Published on July 18, 2019

Abstract Physical activity (PA) is linked to reduced risk of depression, but research on the objectively measured PA in clinically diagnosed adult outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD) is scarce. This study aimed to examine relationships of objectively measured PA with depression and mood. A total of 19 outpatients (6 males) with ...


Objectively measured physical activity and psychosocial functioning in young children: The GECKO Drenthe cohort

  • Published on June 2, 2019

Abstract The global trend in inactivity in children may be related to psychosocial problems. We investigated the cross-sectional association between physical activity (PA) levels and psychosocial functioning in 3.4–7.3-year-old children. Children from the Dutch GECKO birth cohort (N = 898; 51.6% boys) had PA levels assessed objectively by accelerometry (ActiGraph GT3X) for ...


Quality of life and physical activity levels in outpatients with schizophrenia

  • Published on Jan 26, 2016

Objectives: To assess quality of life (QoL) and physical activity (PA) levels of outpatients with schizophrenia and healthy controls matched for age, gender, body mass index (BMI), hip circumference, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio. Additionally, the present study investigated associations between PA levels, QoL, and anthropometric and behavioral measures among ...


Physical activity and sedentary behavior measured objectively and subjectively in overweight and obese adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders.

  • Published on Oct. 2015

Objective: Describe objective and subjective physical activity levels and time spent being sedentary in adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders (SZO/SA). Method: Baseline physical activity and sedentary behaviors were assessed among 46 overweight and obese community-dwelling adults (aged 18-70 years; BMI > 27 kg/m(2)) diagnosed with SZO/SA by DSM-IV-TR, with ...


Are adults with bipolar disorder active? Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior using accelerometry

  • Published on Sept. 18, 2013

Background: Little is known about physical activity and sedentary behavior of adults with bipolar disorder (BP). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors may be modifiable factors associated with elevated rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and mortality in adults with BP. Methods: Sixty adult outpatients treated for BP (> 18 yr) ...


Using nonlinear methods to quantify changes in infant limb movements and vocalizations

  • Published on Aug. 12, 2014

Abstract: The pairing of dynamical systems theory and complexity science brings novel concepts and methods to the study of infant motor development. Accordingly, this longitudinal case study presents a new approach to characterizing the dynamics of infant limb and vocalization behaviors. A single infant's vocalizations and limb movements were recorded ...


Mindfulness skills, psychological flexibility, and psychological symptoms among physically less active and active adults

  • Published on July 2, 2014

Introduction: Mindfulness skills, psychological flexibility and psychological symptoms were compared among 58 physically less active and 50 physically active adults who were recruited and classified based on their self-reported physical activity. Additionally, this study evaluated the association of objectively measured physical activity with psychological variables. Methods: Participants completed questionnaires evaluating their mindfulness ...



The effect of depression/anxiety on physical activity in breast cancer patients

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: The potential health benefits of physical activity (PA) for women with breast cancer may be reduced by related symptoms of depression and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between total Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) scores on depression and anxiety and PA measured ...


Is African-American Girls’ Perception of their Mother-Daughter Relationship Associated to Psychosocial and Physical Activity Variables?

  • Presented on May 28, 2014

Background: It has been reported that mother-daughter relationship can influence psychosocial variables such as physical activity (PA) self-efficacy in Caucasian girls. Currently, there is very little data on the impact of African-American girls’ perception of their relationship with their mother and psychosocial variables. Purpose: To examine the association ...