What older people tell us about the role of physical activity in the management of depression

Wright, Alan and Cattan, Mima (2008) What older people tell us about the role of physical activity in the management of depression. Generations Review, 18 (3). ISSN 0965-2000

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Abstract

Reports on a study which set out to explore the way in which older people admitted to hospital with depression experience exercise groups and the manner in which they engage in physical activity once discharged. Eleven participants aged 69 to 86 years were purposively selected using exercise group attendance records. The findings from this study support the use of exercise groups for older people admitted to hospital with depression. Community based interventions designed to promote physical activity in older people recovering from mental illness are most likely to be effective if they address individually identified functional goals and take into account the social needs of the older service users.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 09:30
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 05:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3547

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