Authors : Abbass Yavari
Abstract: Swimming can increase the compatibility of depressed patients and reduce their disease symptoms. To assess the effect of swimming as a therapeutic management on depressed Male university students. Among 300 participants from Tabriz medical university 74 student were chosen by using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), whose scores was higher than 19 and were divided randomly into two groups (control groups = 37 and trial group = 37) then therapeutic method of swimming was used in trial group for 12-15 sessions. At the end of the course 2 groups were again evaluated by the device (BDI). Findings showed that swimming as a therapeutic management has been meaningfully caused the reduction of severity of depression in trial group (p<0/001). and in control group that haven`t received this treatment method, found no statistically reduction in test scores (p>5%). This research suggest that swimming sport could reduce depression symptoms and therefore can be used lonely or with other clinical management to reduce of depression severity.
Abbass Yavari , 2008. The Effect of Swimming in Reduction of Depression in University Male Students. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 543-545.