Yearlong physical activity and depressive symptoms in older Japanese adults

Cross-sectional data from the Nakanojo study

Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Rika Nakahara, Hiroaki Kumano, Tomifusa Kuboki, Fumiharu Togo, Eiji Watanabe, Akitomo Yasunaga, Hyuntae Park, Roy J. Shephard, Yukitoshi Aoyagi

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate associations between accelerometer measurements of physical activity and psychosocial variables in older people. Methods: Subjects were 184 Japanese aged 65-85 years. An accelerometer provided step count and physical activity intensity data throughout each 24-hour period for 1 year. At the end of the year, anxiety, depression, and cognitive function were assessed. Results: Controlling for age, the daily number of steps, and the daily duration of moderate-intensity physical activity showed significant negative correlations with depressive mood. Conclusion: A depressive mood is associated with the quantity and quality of habitual physical activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-624
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Aging
  • Mental health
  • Moderate-exercise duration
  • Mood state
  • Step count

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Yearlong physical activity and depressive symptoms in older Japanese adults : Cross-sectional data from the Nakanojo study. / Yoshiuchi, Kazuhiro; Nakahara, Rika; Kumano, Hiroaki; Kuboki, Tomifusa; Togo, Fumiharu; Watanabe, Eiji; Yasunaga, Akitomo; Park, Hyuntae; Shephard, Roy J.; Aoyagi, Yukitoshi.

In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 14, No. 7, 07.2006, p. 621-624.

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Yoshiuchi, K, Nakahara, R, Kumano, H, Kuboki, T, Togo, F, Watanabe, E, Yasunaga, A, Park, H, Shephard, RJ & Aoyagi, Y 2006, 'Yearlong physical activity and depressive symptoms in older Japanese adults: Cross-sectional data from the Nakanojo study', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 621-624. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JGP.0000200602.70504.9c
Yoshiuchi, Kazuhiro ; Nakahara, Rika ; Kumano, Hiroaki ; Kuboki, Tomifusa ; Togo, Fumiharu ; Watanabe, Eiji ; Yasunaga, Akitomo ; Park, Hyuntae ; Shephard, Roy J. ; Aoyagi, Yukitoshi. / Yearlong physical activity and depressive symptoms in older Japanese adults : Cross-sectional data from the Nakanojo study. In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2006 ; Vol. 14, No. 7. pp. 621-624.
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