Kathleen Spanjers

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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(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of depression in older people is high, treatment is inadequate, it creates a substantial burden and is a public health priority for which exercise has been proposed as a therapeutic strategy. AIMS To estimate the effect of exercise on depressive symptoms among older people, and assess whether treatment effect varies depending on(More)
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(More)
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