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Exercise for depression in care home residents: a randomised controlled trial with cost-effectiveness analysis (OPERA).

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BACKGROUND: Many older people living in care homes (long term residential care or nursing homes) are depressed. Exercise is a promising non-drug intervention for preventing and treating depression in this population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a 'whole-home' intervention, consisting of training for residential and nursing home staff backed up with a twice-weekly, physiotherapist-led exercise class on depressive symptoms in care home residents. DESIGN: A cluster randomised controlled...

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10.3310/hta17180

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Volume:
17
Issue:
18
Pages:
1-281
Publication date:
2013-05-05
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
URN:
uuid:aa6244d4-8e6b-4372-a090-16d4764c6e92
Source identifiers:
401944
Local pid:
pubs:401944

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