The effects of martial arts participation on mental and psychosocial health outcomes: A randomised controlled trial of a secondary school-based mental health promotion program

Brian Moore, Dean Dudley, Stuart Woodcock

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Abstract

Mental health problems are a significant social issue that have multiple consequences, including broad social and economic impacts. However, many individuals do not seek assistance for mental health problems. Limited research suggests martial arts training may be an efficacious sports-based mental health intervention that potentially provides an inexpensive alternative to psychological therapy. Unfortunately, the small number of relevant studies and other methodological problems lead to uncertainty regarding the validity and reliability of existing research. This study aims to examine the efficacy of a martial arts based therapeutic intervention to improve mental health outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBMC Psychology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2019

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