QUT ePrints

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.

View at publisher

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

7 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
7 citations in Web of Science®

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

85 since deposited on 13 Dec 2010
18 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 39147
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
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2010.486096
ISSN: 0739-9332
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 12:08
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 10:25

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page