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Vigorous physical activity, perceived stress, sleep and mental health among university students from 23 low-and middle-income countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:24:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:24:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-20 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12194
dc.description.abstract Vigorous physical activity(VPA) may be beneficial for mental health.The aim of the study was to investigate cross-sectional associations between VPA, perceived stress, sleep quality and quantity and mental health among university students. In a cross-sectional study, using anonymous questionnaires, data was collected from 15122 (42.1% male and 57.9% female) university students [mean age 20.6, standard deviation (SD) = 2.0] from 23 countries in the Americas,Africa and Asia.They were assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (shortversion),and measures of sociodemographic,health status,health behaviour and anthropometrics. Students who met VPA recommendations were less likely to report perceived stress, more likely to report subjective good health and depression than students without VPA. There was no association between VPA and sleep quality and quantity and PTSD symptoms. This study only found partial benefits of VPA in relation to well-being of university students. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject PHYSICAL ACTIVITY en
dc.title Vigorous physical activity, perceived stress, sleep and mental health among university students from 23 low-and middle-income countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume May en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10368 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9332 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2018) Vigorous physical activity, perceived stress, sleep and mental health among university students from 23 low-and middle-income countries . <i>International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health</i>. May:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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