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    Is a View of Green Spaces from Home Associated with a Lower Risk of Anxiety and Depression?

    Braçe, Olta and Garrido-Cumbrera, Marco and Foley, Ronan and Correa-Fernández, José and Suárez-Cáceres, Gina and Lafortezza, Raffaele (2020) Is a View of Green Spaces from Home Associated with a Lower Risk of Anxiety and Depression? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (19). p. 7014. ISSN 1660-4601

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    Although a large body of research supports the theory that exposure to nature results in mental health benefits, research evidence on the effects of having a view of green space from home is still scarce. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact that access to a green space view from home has on anxiety and depression. This is a cross-sectional study extracting data from the “2018 Green Spaces, Daily Habits and Urban Health Survey” conducted in Carmona (Spain). The study included variables on sociodemographic and lifestyle, view of green spaces from home, self-perceived health status, and risk of anxiety and depression measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Chi-square tests were used to assess variable’s associations and a multiple linear regression models used to identify the variables explaining the risk of anxiety and depression, taking into account sociodemographic characteristics, frequency of visits and view of green spaces from home. According to our results, adults who enjoy a view of green spaces from home have a lower risk of anxiety and depression.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Britton E, Foley R. Sensing Water: Uncovering Health and Well-Being in the Sea and Surf. Journal of Sport and Social Issues. 2021;45(1):60-87. doi:10.1177/0193723520928597
    Keywords: blue space; surf therapy; sea swimming; embodiment; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 15819
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    Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Foley
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 14:07
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    Publisher: Journals Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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