Associations of moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior with depressive and anxiety symptoms in self-isolating people during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey in Brazil

Nicola Veronese, Felipe B. Schuch, Davy Vancampfort, Lee Smith, Jacob Meyer, Igor Grabovac, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Joseph Firth, Vitor C. Calegaro, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Mohammad Abufaraj, Jeroen Deenik, Peter Willeit, Brendon Stubbs, Vagner Deuel O. Tavares, Peter Willeit, Vagner Deuel O. Tavares, Rugero A. Bulzing, Cristina M. Caperchione, Mark A. Tully

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Abstract

This is a cross-sectional study evaluating the associations of self-reported moderate to vigorous physical activity, and sedentary behavior with depressive, anxiety, and co-occurring depressive and anxiety symptoms (D&A) in self-isolating Brazilians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Depressive and anxiety symptoms were collected using the Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories (BDI and BAI). Among the 937 participants (females=72.3%), those performing ≥30 min/day of moderate to vigorous or ≥15 min/day of vigorous physical activity had lower odds of prevalent depressive, anxiety, and co-occurring D&A symptoms. Those spending ≥10 h/day sedentary were more likely to have depressive symptoms. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume292
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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