Craike, MJ, Mosely, K, Browne, JL, Pouwer, F & Speight, J 2017, 'Associations Between Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms by Weight Status Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Results From Diabetes MILES-Australia.', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 195-202.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
To examine associations between physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM), and whether associations varied according to weight status.Diabetes MILES-Australia is a national survey of adults with diabetes, focused on behavioral and psychosocial issues. Data from 705 respondents with Type 2 DM were analyzed, including: demographic and clinical characteristics, PA (IPAQ-SF), depressive symptoms (PHQ-9), and BMI (self-reported height and weight). Data analysis was performed using ANCOVA.Respondents were aged 59 ± 8 years; 50% women. PA was negatively associated with depressive symptoms for the overall sample (ηp2= 0.04,P < .001) and all weight categories separately: healthy (ηp2 0.11 P = .041,), overweight (ηp2= 0.04, P = .025) and obese (ηp2 = 0.03, P = .007). For people who were healthy (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) or overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9), high amounts of PA were significantly associated with fewer depressive symptoms; for adults who were obese (BMI ≥ 30) however, both moderate and high amounts were associated with fewer depressive symptoms.PA is associated with fewer depressive symptoms among adults with Type 2DM, however the amount of PA associated with fewer depressive symptoms varies according to weight status. Lower amounts of PA might be required for people who are obese to achieve meaningful reductions in depressive symptoms compared with those who are healthy weight or overweight. Further research is needed to establish the direction of the relationship between PA and depressive symptoms.
Rogers, JM, Ferrari, M, Mosely, K, Lang, CP & Brennan, L 2017, 'Mindfulness-based interventions for adults who are overweight or obese: a meta-analysis of physical and psychological health outcomes', Obesity Reviews, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 51-67.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Newton-John, TR, Ventura, AD, Mosely, K, Browne, JL & Speight, J 2017, ''Are you sure you're going to have another one of those?': A qualitative analysis of the social control and social support models in type 2 diabetes.', Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 22, no. 14, pp. 1819-1829.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
While there is evidence that spouses can impact the self-management of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, less is known about the influence of the wider social network. This qualitative study explored the perceived impact of the family as well as friends and work colleagues on type 2 diabetes mellitus self-management. A total of 25 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus participated in semi-structured interviews regarding their social experiences of living with diabetes. Deductive thematic analysis was applied to the data. Pre-existing themes of health-related social control and social support were identified in the wider social network, with additional themes of non-involvement and unintentional undermining also emerging.
Avery, L, Charman, SJ, Taylor, L, Flynn, D, Mosely, K, Speight, J, Lievesley, M, Taylor, R, Sniehotta, FF & Trenell, MI 2016, 'Systematic development of a theory-informed multifaceted behavioural intervention to increase physical activity of adults with type 2 diabetes in routine primary care: Movement as Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes', Implementation Science, vol. 11, no. 1.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site