Whole home exercise intervention for depression in older care home residents (the OPERA study): a process evaluation

@inproceedings{Ellard2014WholeHE,
  title={Whole home exercise intervention for depression in older care home residents (the OPERA study): a process evaluation},
  author={David R Ellard and M. Thorogood and Martin R Underwood and Clive Seale and Stephanie J C Taylor},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The 'Older People's Exercise intervention in Residential and nursing Accommodation' (OPERA) cluster randomised trial evaluated the impact of training for care home staff together with twice-weekly, physiotherapist-led exercise classes on depressive symptoms in care home residents, but found no effect. We report a process evaluation exploring potential explanations for the lack of effect. METHODS The OPERA trial included over 1,000 residents in 78 care homes in the UK. We used a… CONTINUE READING
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