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Association between Health-Related Physical Fitness and Self-Rated Risk of Depression in Adolescents: Dados Study

LIFE Research Group, Universtiy Jaume I, PC 12071 Castellón de la Plana, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(12), 4316; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124316
Received: 26 May 2020 / Revised: 11 June 2020 / Accepted: 15 June 2020 / Published: 17 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fitness, Physical Activity, and Health in Youth)
Depression is the most common mental disorder, affecting around 5% of adolescents. Physical fitness is considered a powerful marker of physical and mental health. The scientific results on the relationship between physical fitness and depression in the adolescent population are mixed. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to analyse the association between objectively assessed physical fitness and self-rated risk of depression in a group of adolescents. A total of 225 participants (44% girls), aged 13.9 ± 0.3 years, from the Deporte, ADOlescencia y Salud (DADOS) study were included in the analyses. Field-based Assessing Levels of Physical fitness and Health in Adolescents (ALPHA) health-related fitness test battery was used to objectively assess physical fitness components. The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) level 3 was used to evaluate self-rated risk of depression. Our results showed that self-rated risk of depression was inversely associated with cardiorespiratory fitness (β = −0.172), as well as positively associated with body mass index (β = 0.146) and waist circumference (β = 0.137) (all p < 0.05). Adolescents with low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness had significantly higher odds of self-rated risk of depression (OR = 7.17; 95% CI, 1.51–33.95). These findings suggest that health-related physical fitness, particularly cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition, is associated with depression in adolescents. View Full-Text
Keywords: cardiorespiratory fitness; weight status; body mass index; psychological well-being; depression; adolescence cardiorespiratory fitness; weight status; body mass index; psychological well-being; depression; adolescence
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Bou-Sospedra, C.; Adelantado-Renau, M.; Beltran-Valls, M.R.; Moliner-Urdiales, D. Association between Health-Related Physical Fitness and Self-Rated Risk of Depression in Adolescents: Dados Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4316.

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