Research Impact: Given the higher risk for sedentary behavior (SB) in people with anxiety disorders, there is a need to investigate factor associated with SB among anxious individuals. This study examined associations between SB and correlates among 2,630 participants (47.6±16.5 years) with anxiety from the WHO Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Correlates significantly associated with being sedentary ≥ 8 h/day were being male, older age, a lower income, never married (vs. married/cohabiting), being unemployed, poor self-related health, alcohol consumption, and less social cohesion (highest quartile vs. lowest). Disability and bodily pain were associated with more time spent (min/day) sedentary.
Vancampfort D, Stubbs B, Smith L, Gardner B, Herring MP, Koyanagi A (2019). Correlates of sedentary behavior among community-dwelling adults with anxiety in six low- and middle-income countries. Psychiatry Research, 273:501-508. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2019.01.064. (IF: 2.223; C=; Q2 Psychiatry; R=61/142