Age differences in the effect of physical activity on depressive symptoms

Yasuyuki Fukukawa, Chiori Nakashima, Satomi Tsuboi, Rumi Kozakai, Wataru Doyo, Naoakira Niino, Fujiko Ando, Hiroshi Shimokata

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This study examined associations between physical activity and depressive symptoms in 1,151 community-dwelling adults in Japan. Physical activity was measured using a pedometer, whereas depressive symptoms were assessed with the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale. A structural equation modeling with a cross-lagged panel design revealed that for the older adults (65-79 years of age), daily walking at baseline predicted fewer depressive symptoms at the 2-year follow-up, even after adjusting for confounders. In contrast, the association was not confirmed for the middle-aged adults (40-64 years of age). Findings suggest that age should be considered when estimating the effect of physical activity on psychological well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-351
Number of pages6
JournalPsychology and Aging
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ageing
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Fukukawa, Y., Nakashima, C., Tsuboi, S., Kozakai, R., Doyo, W., Niino, N., ... Shimokata, H. (2004). Age differences in the effect of physical activity on depressive symptoms. Psychology and Aging, 19(2), 346-351. https://doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.19.2.346

Age differences in the effect of physical activity on depressive symptoms. / Fukukawa, Yasuyuki; Nakashima, Chiori; Tsuboi, Satomi; Kozakai, Rumi; Doyo, Wataru; Niino, Naoakira; Ando, Fujiko; Shimokata, Hiroshi.

In: Psychology and Aging, Vol. 19, No. 2, 06.2004, p. 346-351.

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Fukukawa, Y, Nakashima, C, Tsuboi, S, Kozakai, R, Doyo, W, Niino, N, Ando, F & Shimokata, H 2004, 'Age differences in the effect of physical activity on depressive symptoms', Psychology and Aging, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 346-351. https://doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.19.2.346
Fukukawa, Yasuyuki ; Nakashima, Chiori ; Tsuboi, Satomi ; Kozakai, Rumi ; Doyo, Wataru ; Niino, Naoakira ; Ando, Fujiko ; Shimokata, Hiroshi. / Age differences in the effect of physical activity on depressive symptoms. In: Psychology and Aging. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 346-351.
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