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Can physical activity be used as a tool to reduce depression in patients after a cardiac event? What is the evidence? A systematic literature study
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8597-4845
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 56, no 2, p. 175-181Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has been reported in the Western world, but post-infarction depression often occurs and is related to poor medical outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the scientific literature by a systematic review, in order to find evidence for whether physical activity can be a tool to reduce depression in patients who have suffered a cardiac event. Three databases were systematically searched (PubMed, CINAHL, and Cochrane), and the GRADE protocol was used in combination with a revised Amstar-protocol for the systematic review. Scientific reports fitting the area were scarce. Finally, ten studies were included in this study: one meta-analysis, five randomized controlled trials, and four clinical trials. The results showed low to moderate evidence for the use of low to moderate levels of exercise as a tool to reduce depression in post-coronary artery event patients. This study concluded positive effects of physical activity as a tool to reduce depression in post-coronary artery event patients. Physiotherapists could be further involved in increasing physical activity after cardiac events. More studies are needed in the area.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 56, no 2, p. 175-181
Keywords [en]
Aerobic exercise, depression, myocardial infarction, physical activity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14593DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12190ISI: 000351217500008PubMedID: 25756318Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84925128129Local ID: 20015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-14593DiVA, id: diva2:1418114
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

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