Symptomology among mothers of adolescents: Comparison between physically active and non-active mothers
This study aims to explain in what ways the practice of physical exercise can influence the brief symptoms in mothers of adolescents in different stages of development. The sample consisted of 180 women, aging between 31 and 55 years old (42.32 ± 5.49) with at least one adolescent child passing through this phase. The instrument used to evaluate the variables was the BSI-18 (Brief Symptom Inventory - 18) of Canavarro (1999). The results suggest, as refer during the literature, the people who practice physical activity had lower anxiety, depression and somatization levels than those who don’t achieve such recommendations. In the variables: “son’s number”, “civil state” and “adolescence states”. however, divorced mothers with more children have higher rates of mental health. Those who practice physical exercise have better health.
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