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Exercise for depression in elderly residents of care homes: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Depression is common and is associated with poor outcomes among elderly care-home residents. Exercise is a promising low-risk intervention for depression in this population. We tested the hypothesis that a moderate intensity exercise programme would reduce the burden of depressive symptoms in residents of care homes. METHODS: We did a cluster-randomised controlled trial in care homes in two regions in England; northeast London, and Coventry and Warwickshire. Residents aged 65 yea...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
382
Issue:
9886
Pages:
41-49
Publication date:
2013-07-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:3aa0d33e-2a31-448d-8a57-aaf5fa32f260
Source identifiers:
415744
Local pid:
pubs:415744

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