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OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between patient-reported depression and adherence to therapy with interferon beta-1b (IFN beta-1b) and to test the hypothesis that treatment of depression is associated with improved adherence. DESIGN Patients with multiple sclerosis were followed up 6 months after initiating therapy with IFN beta-1b. SETTING A(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes factors related to retention and adherence to an exercise program for women caregivers. METHODS One hundred sedentary women (average age = 62 years) caring for relatives with dementia were randomly assigned to an exercise program or an attention control (nutrition education) condition. Participants in the exercise condition(More)
BACKGROUND The study objective was to determine the health and quality-of-life effects of moderate-intensity exercise among older women family caregivers. METHODS This 12-month randomized controlled trial involved a volunteer sample of 100 women aged 49 to 82 years who were sedentary, free of cardiovascular disease, and caring for a relative with(More)
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