Openly accessible

Associations between physical activity, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms amongst healthy primiparous mothers

Teychenne, Megan, Abbott, Gavin, van der Pligt, Paige, Ball, Kylie, Campbell, Karen J., Milte, Catherine M. and Hesketh, Kylie D. 2016, Associations between physical activity, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms amongst healthy primiparous mothers, Mental health and physical activity, vol. 10, pp. 62-67, doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2015.12.003.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
campbell-associationsbetween-2016.pdf Published version application/pdf 341.23KB 7

Title Associations between physical activity, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms amongst healthy primiparous mothers
Author(s) Teychenne, MeganORCID iD for Teychenne, Megan orcid.org/0000-0002-7293-8255
Abbott, GavinORCID iD for Abbott, Gavin orcid.org/0000-0003-4014-0705
van der Pligt, PaigeORCID iD for van der Pligt, Paige orcid.org/0000-0003-4391-9431
Ball, KylieORCID iD for Ball, Kylie orcid.org/0000-0003-2893-8415
Campbell, Karen J.ORCID iD for Campbell, Karen J. orcid.org/0000-0002-4499-3396
Milte, Catherine M.ORCID iD for Milte, Catherine M. orcid.org/0000-0003-0035-6405
Hesketh, Kylie D.ORCID iD for Hesketh, Kylie D. orcid.org/0000-0002-2702-7110
Journal name Mental health and physical activity
Volume number 10
Start page 62
End page 67
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 1755-2966
1878-0199
Summary Background: Postnatal depression is a serious illness in new mothers. In the general population, physical activity (PA) has been found to reduce the risk of depression, whilst sedentary behaviour (SB; in particular television viewing) has been linked to higher levels of depressive symptoms, yet little is known regarding associations between PA, SB and postnatal depression. This study aimed to investigate associations between PA, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms in healthy primiparous mothers.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey data were provided by 406 first-time mothers (approximately 3-months postpartum) enrolled in the Melbourne InFANT Extend trial (2012/2013). Women self-reported PA (time spent walking for leisure and transport, and other moderate and vigorous PA), television viewing, and depressive symptoms (CES-D 10). Random intercept linear models examined associations between PA, television viewing and depressive symptoms.

Results:
In crude models total PA was inversely associated with risk of postnatal depressive symptoms (B = -0.122; 95% CI = -0.24, -0.01). In models adjusted for key sociodemographic and behavioural covariates the association did not remain statistically significant. No other associations between PA, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms were evident.

Conclusions: Postnatal depressive symptoms may not be related to PA and television viewing in the same way that these behaviours predict depressive symptoms in the general population. Further investigation of the specific domains of PA, as well as different types/contexts of SB and their respective associations with postnatal depressive symptoms is warranted in order to better inform development of targeted interventions aimed at enhancing postnatal mental health..
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.mhpa.2015.12.003
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080740

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 292 Abstract Views, 8 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 15 Jan 2016, 09:59:17 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.