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Weekend warrior physical activity pattern and common mental disorder: a population wide study of 108,011 British adults

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, July 2017
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Title
Weekend warrior physical activity pattern and common mental disorder: a population wide study of 108,011 British adults
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12966-017-0549-0
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Mark Hamer, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Emmanuel Stamatakis

Abstract

The dose-response association between physical activity (PA) and mental health is poorly described. We explored cross-sectional associations between physical activity and common mental disorder (psychological distress) in 'weekend warriors' who do all their exercise in one or two sessions per week. Adult participants (n = 108,011, age = 47 ± 17 yrs., 46.5% men) were recruited from general population household-based surveys (Health Survey for England and Scottish Health Survey) from 1994 to 2004. Data were pooled and analyzed using logistic regression models. Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was self-reported and psychological distress was measured using the 12 item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). Psychological distress (GHQ-12 > 3) was prevalent in 14.5% of the sample. In healthy participants an inverse association between PA and psychological distress was optimal at the PA guideline (150 mins/wk. MVPA or 75 min/wk. Vigorous PA) regardless of whether it was accumulated in one or two bouts per week "Weekend warrior" (odd ratio = 0.68, 95% CI, 0.63, 0.73) or as more frequent daily bouts (odd ratio = 0.68, 95% CI, 0.64, 0.72) in comparison to the inactive reference group. In participants with chronic health conditions an inverse association between PA and psychological distress was also evident at lower doses (one or two sessions of PA a week below PA guideline) (OR = 0.72, 95% CI, 0.68, 0.77). Undertaking vigorous intensity PA as part of the PA guideline conferred additional benefit in women (odds ratio = 0.87, 95% CI, 0.75, 1.00), but not men. Mental health benefits may be accrued through different PA patterns, thus individual approaches to prescribing exercise should be promoted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 96 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 15%
Researcher 10 10%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 20 21%
Unknown 28 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 14 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 10%
Psychology 8 8%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 35 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 April 2022.
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