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Effects of Different Types of Physical Activity on Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Korean Women with Depressive Disorder

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Department of Adapted Physical Education, Baekseok University, Cheonan-si 31065, Korea
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Department of Adapted Physical Activity, Korea Nazarene University, Cheonan-si 31172, Korea
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Academic Editors: Anna Polak, Bogdan Bacik and Agnieszka Nawrat-Szoltysik
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4639; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094639
Received: 29 March 2021 / Revised: 23 April 2021 / Accepted: 26 April 2021 / Published: 27 April 2021
Depressive disorder is a frequent psychological illness and causes community health problems for many women. It was found that the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) score of many women was altered due to mental and physical problems. Physical activity (PA) might effectively improve the responses of the HRQoL of women with depressive disorder. Therefore, the study aimed to identify the effects of different types of PA (e.g., walking, strength exercise, flexibility exercise) on the responses of the HRQoL of Korean women with depressive disorder. A sample of 1315 Korean women aged 19 or older with a depressive disorder was accumulated. The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) and Euro Quality of Life-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D index score) were used. The characteristics of the participants were analyzed by the complex sample in frequency analysis. Furthermore, the complex sample general linear model was used to determine the effects of different types of PA on the HRQoL of Korean women with depressive disorder. In the results, there was a statistically significant difference between the groups who participated for one to two days, who participated for three to four days, and who did not participate in walking at all. In the flexibility exercise, there was a statistically significant difference in the group who participated for three to four days from the group who did not participate at all. However, there was no statistically significant difference in the strength exercise. In conclusion, the walking and flexibility exercises were effective physical activities (PAs) to improve the responses to the HRQoL of Korean women with depressive disorder. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; health related quality of life; Korean women; depressive disorder physical activity; health related quality of life; Korean women; depressive disorder
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Koo, K.; Kim, K. Effects of Different Types of Physical Activity on Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Korean Women with Depressive Disorder. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4639. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094639

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Koo K, Kim K. Effects of Different Types of Physical Activity on Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Korean Women with Depressive Disorder. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(9):4639. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094639

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Koo, Kyoman, and Kyungjin Kim. 2021. "Effects of Different Types of Physical Activity on Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Korean Women with Depressive Disorder" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 9: 4639. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094639

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