The association between adolescent psychopathology and subsequent physical activity in young adulthood: a 21-year birth cohort study

Suetani, S., Mamun, A., Williams, G. M., Najman, J. M., McGrath, J. J. and Scott, J. G. (2017) The association between adolescent psychopathology and subsequent physical activity in young adulthood: a 21-year birth cohort study. Psychological Medicine, . doi:10.1017/S0033291717001660


Author Suetani, S.
Mamun, A.
Williams, G. M.
Najman, J. M.
McGrath, J. J.
Scott, J. G.
Title The association between adolescent psychopathology and subsequent physical activity in young adulthood: a 21-year birth cohort study
Journal name Psychological Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8978
0033-2917
Publication date 2017-06-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0033291717001660
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract The beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) for both physical and mental wellbeing are well established. Given that adolescence presents a critical developmental period during which life-long patterns of PA become established, the exploration of the longitudinal impact of adolescent psychopathology on adult PA status is of interest. We analysed prospective data from 3663 young adults who participated in the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy. Psychopathology was measured using the Youth Self-Report (YSR) at age 14. Participants’ engagement in three types of PA (vigorous exercise, moderate exercise and walking) at age 21 were dichotomised into either ‘none’ or ‘any’. For our main analysis, we examined the association between the YSR score and subsequent PA engagement using logistic regression. We also conducted sensitivity analyses of longitudinal associations between the YSR internalising and externalising symptoms score at age 14 and PA engagement at age 21. We found no longitudinal association between the total YSR score at age 14 and PA engagement at age 21. In addition, there was no longitudinal association between the YSR internalising or externalising symptoms and PA engagement. Our findings suggest that there is no longitudinal association between adolescent psychopathology and PA in young adulthood.
Keyword Longitudinal study
physical activity
psychopathology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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