Exercise and menopausal symptoms
Through a National Institute for Health Career Scientist Award (Daley) we (MacArthur, Stokes-Lampard, Wilson, Coast, Roalfe, Gupta) are investigating the feasibility and acceptability of aerobic exercise as a treatment for vasomotor menopausal symptoms. This programme of work involves a cross sectional study and a feasibility randomised controlled trial. We have already published extensively on this topic, including the completion of Cochrane Library systematic review. 1-3
Daley AJ, MacArthur C, Stokes-Lampard H. Exercise to reduce vasomotor and other menopausal symptoms: A review. Maturitas 2009; 63;176-180.
Daley AJ, MacArthur C, Mutrie N, Stokes-Lampard H. Exercise for vasomotor menopausal symptoms. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006108. .
Daley AJ, MacArthur C, Stokes-Lampard H, et al. Exercise participation, body mass index and health-related quality of life in menopausal aged women. British Journal of General Practice 2007;57:130-135.
Daley AJ, Stokes-Lampard H, MacArthur C. “Feeling hot, hot, hot: is there a role for exercise in the management of vasomotor and other menopausal symptoms? Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2007;33:143-145. .
Daley AJ, MacArthur C, McManus R, et al. Factors associated with the use of complementary medicine and non-pharmacological interventions in symptomatic menopausal women. Climacteric 2006;9:336-346.
Exercise as a treatment for postnatal depression
We (Daley, MacArthur, McManus, Jolly) recently completed a feasibility randomised controlled trial (|RCT)2 and a systematic review/meta-analysis of the effects of exercise on postnatal depression. The feasibility RCT was a collaborative (McGuinness) project with the Mother and Baby Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital. We are in the process of developing this line of research further in collaboration with other health professionals in the West Midlands.
Daley AJ, Jolly K, MacArthur C. The effectiveness of exercise in the management of postnatal depression: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Family Practice 2009;26:154-162.
Daley AJ, Winter HR, Grimmett, C, et al. The feasibility of an exercise intervention in depressed postnatal women: A pilot randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice 2008; 58:178-183.
Daley AJ. Exercise and depression: Review of reviews. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 2008;15:140-147.
Daley AJ, MacArthur, C, Winter H. The role of exercise as a treatment for postnatal depression: A review. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health 2007;52:56-62.