A longitudinal study of the relationship between lifestyle and mental health among midlife and older women in Australia : findings from the Healthy Aging of Women Study
Xu, Qunyan, Anderson, Debra, & Courtney, Mary (2010) A longitudinal study of the relationship between lifestyle and mental health among midlife and older women in Australia : findings from the Healthy Aging of Women Study. Health Care for Women International, 31(12), pp. 1082-1096.
We investigated the temporal relationship between lifestyle and mental health among 564 midlife women. The mental health measured included anxiety, depression, and mental well-being; the lifestyle measures included body mass index (BMI), exercise, smoking, alcohol use, and caffeine consumption. We found that BMI was positively related with mental well-being (r = .316, p = .009); smokers had lower mental well-being than nonsmokers (β = 6.725, p = .006), and noncaffeine drinkers had higher mental well-being (β = 5, p = .023). Past alcohol-drinkers had less anxiety than nondrinkers (β = 1.135, p = .04). Therefore, lifestyle is predictive of mental health among midlife and older women.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Funding was provided by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Early Career Research Grant and the QUT Research Encouragement Award. Ethical approval was given by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee.|
|Keywords:||Midlife, Women, Mental Health|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the journal Health Care for Women International (C) 2010 (copyright Taylor & Francis); This article is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07399332.2010.486096|
|Deposited On:||13 Dec 2010 02:08|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:25|
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