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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, CB
dc.contributor.authorKhan, A
dc.contributor.authorBurton, NW
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-16T22:23:38Z
dc.date.available2019-10-16T22:23:38Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1757-9139
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1757913919834060
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387777
dc.description.abstractAims: The purpose of this study was to assess Emirati university students’ knowledge of physical activity guidelines and perceptions of the benefits of physical activity for mental health. Method: A random sample (n = 628) completed an online questionnaire assessing the recommended amount of physical activity for good health (min/week) and to what extent exercise can help improve wellbeing, and manage depression and anxiety/stress (5-point Likert-type scale). Results: Only 3% of respondents identified 150 min/week and less than half (39%) of the respondents reported an amount within the range of 150–300 min/week. Most respondents believed that physical activity could improve wellbeing (69%), and manage depression (71%) and anxiety/stress (74%). Females were more likely than males to view physical activity as a way to manage depression (p = .003), and anxiety/stress (p = .002). Conclusion: More work may be required to promote awareness of physical activity guidelines in this population, and males’ awareness of mental health benefits of physical activity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPerspectives in Public Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordshealth promotion
dc.subject.keywordsmental health
dc.subject.keywordsphysical activity
dc.titleKnowledge of physical activity guidelines and mental health benefits among Emirati university students
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDoyle, CB; Khan, A; Burton, NW, Knowledge of physical activity guidelines and mental health benefits among Emirati university students, Perspectives in Public Health, 2019, pp. 1-4
dc.date.updated2019-09-26T03:46:16Z
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gro.rights.copyrightDoyle C, Khan A, Burton NW. Knowledge of physical activity guidelines and mental health benefits among Emirati university students. Perspectives in Public Health. Copyright 2019 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorBurton, Nicola W.
gro.griffith.authorDoyle, Ciaran


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