Importance of Physical Activities

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Module Title: Research StudiesOption A: Research Proposal for Primary Data collectionDoes an outdoor physical activity program improve the mentalhealth status of adults with clinical depression?
ABSTRACTThe present research study has been emphasizing on the importance of physical activitiesprogram in improving the mental health status of adults with clinical depression. In this respect,researcher has discussed how the state of depression can be managed with the help of conductingoutdoor physical activities.The present study entails the extent to which adults can reduce thelevel of depression through undertaking outdoor physical activities. A positivism philosophy ofresearch has been proposed to be used by the investigator to carry out this study with assistanceof deductive research approach. Beside this, this study will reflect a descriptive designing withboth measures of data collection, namely primary and secondary. The primary data will becollected from 10 participant respondents who have been chosen with help of random samplingmethod and wherea semi structured interviewwill be conducted to interview the respondents.Also, the data will be analysed using qualitative method of analysis to acquire the anticipatedoutcomes of this study.It has basically reflected a thematic analytical approach where theattained findings are expected to assist the researcher in framing suitable themes.You might have made it clearer why the problem is important and needs investigating.KEYWORDS-Mental health status, adults’ depression, Outdoor physical activities
TABLE OF CONTENTSTITLE.....................................................................................................................................................1INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................................1Aim and Objectives.....................................................................................................................1Research question........................................................................................................................2Study Rationale............................................................................................................................2LITERATUREREVIEW............................................................................................................................2Use of clinical treatment in improving mental health status of depressed adults........................5Effectiveness of outdoor physical activities in improving mental health status..........................7METHODOLOGY.....................................................................................................................................8Research Philosophy....................................................................................................................9Research Approach....................................................................................................................10Research Design........................................................................................................................10Sampling....................................................................................................................................11Data Collection..........................................................................................................................11Data Analysis.............................................................................................................................12Ethical Issues.............................................................................................................................12Reliability and validity...............................................................................................................13RESEARCHLIMITATIONS.....................................................................................................................13Dissemination.....................................................................................................................................13REFERENCES........................................................................................................................................15
TITLE“Does an outdoor physical activity program improve the mental health status of adultswith clinical depression”?INTRODUCTIONDepression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms thatshows that depression is affecting the mental health status of an individual. Depression is a majorrisk factor for suicide and the deep despair and hopelessness that goes along with depression canmake the person attempt suicide.In the case mental healthstate, people usually complain ofheadaches, stomach-aches and other physical pain. However, in the study brief discussion is alsoincluded about older adults who have issues related to depression. Thus, in this respect, olderadults tend to complain more about the physical rather than the emotional signs and symptoms ofdepression. It has been observed that among adults, depression lasts for many years which affectsthe mental health capacity of the individual. People with a typical depression experience atemporary mood lift in response to positive events such as receiving good news or while out withfriends (Dobbins et. al, 2013).The present research proposal seems to be beneficial as that includes detailed informationabout contribution of physical activities in treating adults (with clinical depression). In thesubsequent proposal, discussion has been included about all the methods which are availablewith the adults while experiencing clinical depression(Simmonds and et.al., 2014). Depression isa state that is caused by several reasons; hence in the present research proposal all such reasonshave been discussed that leads to depression among adults. The research proposal holds moreimportance because it specifies how a depressed person can get assistance through conductingphysical activities.This reflected an important study where on comparing it to other similar studies, it hasbeen found that there exists a huge gap in all those researches carried to scrutinize the ways inwhich one can improve the state of clinical depression. As a result, to which, this investigationwill greatly contribute in ascertaining the benefits of outdoor physical activities to improve themental status of adults suffering from depression(Dobbins et. al, 2013). Also, its importance isexcessively considerate due to the fact where depression is nowadays, creating a burdening effecton the health of majority of adult individuals. For which, it is now considered to be an utmost
crucial agenda to determine ways of preventing it that will be done by this proposed researchwork.What have others said about the use of outdoor physical activity to address depression? Youmight introduce some of their work here.Aim and ObjectivesAim: To determine the effectiveness ofoutdoor physical activity program in improving themental health status of adults with clinical depression.Objectives:To identify the significance of outdoor physical activities for adults facing depressionTo ascertain physical activities that are useful for mental health statusTo recommend strategies through which mental health status of depressed adults canbe improved.Research questionDoes an outdoor physical activity program improve the mental health status of adultswith clinical depression”?Study RationaleThe rationale behind conducting present research is to investigate the level to which outdoorphysical activities make improvement in the mental health status of people or adults. It isrecognized as main issue because now problems among adults are increasing with the very highpace regarding depression. It is main issue now adults face issue in ensuring proper balance intheir life which in turn may cause of depression among them. In this, report will shed light on themanner through which adults can make enhance their mental health status by taking into accountthe outdoor physical activities.The research study projected with the help of this proposal will becarried out to focus upon the adults who are experiencing more number of issues due todepression. Along with this, a principal focus will also be laid on the role of physical outdooractivities in managing the state of depression among adults. Along with this, researcher will alsoemphasize on those social aspects that are associated with depression. In this way, variousresearch studies will be reviewed that are based on adults suffering from the state of depression.As per the research background, focus has been laid on the use of outdoor physical activities inimproving the mental health status of adults (having depression) (Eldredge et.al., 2016). Thisstudy will consider the opinion of different authors such as Dobbins, Eldredge and Fredriksen-
Goldsen, have been considered to state the importance of physical activities in managing thestate of clinical depression among adults. Along withFredriksen-Goldsen et.al., 2014, there areseveral other authors like Simmonds et.al., who have provided their view in context to the abovespecified clauses in the year 2014. This presented a contrasting opinion of the authors about thesubject matter where they have conferred their distinct views and ideas. Such contrastingstandpoints have been taken into consideration over here to adequately involve all aspects of thestudy in the research work.LITERATUREREVIEWIn order to assess the extent to which physical activity program helps in improving the mentalhealth status of adults several books, journals and scholarly articles are evaluated. To getappropriate articles several key words have been used such as physical activity programs andmental health status of adults etc.The rationale behind making selection of such key words is toascertain relevant articles that furnish information about the extent to which outdoor physicalactivity helps in making improvement in the mental status. Hence, by considering the articles,journals and abstract presented by the other researchers has been used to do literature in aneffectual way. The main strength of the present literature is that to prepare latest articles havebeen evaluated by the researcher that is highly associated with the physical activity program.However, on the critical note, it can be stated that, in this, mixed evaluation has not been done bythe scholar. In this, researcher has not included the findings of articles that are published beforethe period of 2010. Nevertheless, the rationale behind considering the latest sources is that theyhelp in presenting the suitable or reliable view of study. By doing analysis of secondary datasources such as books, journals and articles it has found that previously scholars have talkedabout the physical activity program but failed to support the same with mental health of adultswho are facing the situation of clinical depression. Hence, by assessing such gap issue or topichas been selected by the scholar.The main themes that have assessed through online searchstrategy implies for outdoor physical activity and its association with the mental health status ofpeople.
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