Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 8, pp 686–688 | Cite as

Relationship of Leisure Time Activities and Psychological Distress in School Children

  • Pallavi Bhad
  • Alpana Awasthi
  • Gouri Rao PassiEmail author
Research Letter


This questionnaire study on 400 school children found that severe psychological distress using the K 10 scale was seen in 38 (9.5%), and 162 (40.5%) had less than 2 hours of leisure time daily. The prevalence of severe distress was lower in children who had daily time with parents and daily leisure time.


Adolescents Depression Physical activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pallavi Bhad
    • 1
  • Alpana Awasthi
    • 1
  • Gouri Rao Passi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsChoithram Hospital and Research CentreIndoreIndia

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