Navigation Links
Exercise proves to be ineffective against care home depression
Date:5/2/2013

Researchers at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London have shown that exercise is not effective in reducing burden of depression among elderly care home residents.

Exercise is a low risk intervention that can improve mental health but the findings of a National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme study, published in The Lancet, conclude that there is a requirement for alternative approaches to reduce the burden of depression in frail, very elderly, care home residents.

The large randomised controlled trial sought to discover whether an intervention that combined a twice-weekly, moderately intensive exercise sessions over the course of a year and promotion of physical activity by care home staff would reduce depression. Over 1,000 residents were recruited from 78 UK care homes. Nearly half of the frail elderly care home residents recruited to the study were suffering from depression. The intervention was well received in the homes, and popular with residents but it had no effect on depression, or residents' general quality of life.

Martin Underwood, Professor of Primary Care Research at Warwick Medical School, who led the research team, said, "We are disappointed that this exercise intervention had no effect on the serious problem of depression with the care home residents."

"We already know that antidepressants are effective for more severely depressed patients, while preventive strategies such as increased social engagement and psychological stimulation are promising but as yet unproven. New approaches are clearly needed to address the major burden of depression in this most needy population."

"I would stress that these results only apply to care home residents and only to depression; there is no doubt that exercise improves fitness and physical health in younger people and in fitter elderly people."

With the number of people needing res
'/>"/>

Contact: Luke Harrison
luke.harrison@warwick.ac.uk
University of Warwick
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. On Off Plank Bodyweight Core Exercise Revealed in New Video by Bodyweight Torch
2. ATS publishes clinical practice guidelines on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
3. Prisoner Crossover Lunge Bodyweight Exercise Video Revealed by Bodyweight Torch
4. 10 Tips to Avoiding Injuries During Exercise from Medicine in Motion
5. Pike Physical Therapy Offers Fresh Aquatic Exercise Options with New Endless Pool
6. Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure
7. Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study
8. Physical Therapy Exercises
9. How “Post Rehab Essentials” Helps People Learn About Post Rehab – V kool
10. Kettlebell World Champ Lorna Kleidman Praises Findings That Kettlebell Exercises Increase Aerobic Capacity
11. Vanderbilt study finds lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... its status as the leading weapon against the deadly ... with new research indicating it simply needs to be ... of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and ... more than half a million people each year around ... developed resistance to chloroquine, but research carried out at ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... April 15, 2014 The Translational Genomics Research Institute ... annual Founders Dinner for their support of TGen,s research ... place March 28 in Scottsdale. , Catherine Ivy, Founder ... received TGen,s John S. McCain Leadership Award, named for ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... April 16, 2014 According to a new study, ... patients with one to two small polyps are consistent ... This may be an appropriate target for quality indicators. ... quantify adherence to guidelines for timing of repeat colonoscopy ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard ... on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, ... of those injuries and others aboard the two types ... and the research methods used in the study could ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have ... C virus get liver disease and why the virus is ... , The hard-to-kill pathogen, which infects an estimated 200 million ... mitochondria dismantling the cell,s innate ability to fight infection. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists find new way to fight malaria drug resistance 2Health News:TGen honors Catherine Ivy and Craig Jackson with Leadership; Collaborative Spirit awards 2Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 2Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 3Health News:Changes in processing, handling could reduce commercial fishing injuries 2Health News:Breaking bad mitochondria 2
... Favorite, and ,Have Fun Helping It ... ... Recession? Killer bees? No! Only positive predictions, please.,That,s the attitude of Richard ... debut last month., *(PHOTO 72dpi: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/07-1115-DSamson_72dpi.jpg), *(Photo Caption: SuperLife founder ...
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, Inc. (OTC Bullion ... medicinal and diagnostic products in China,today announced that ... Company,s Form 10QSB for the fiscal quarters ended ... filed its full year 2006 amendments on,November 8, ...
... 18 Escalon Medical Corp.,(Nasdaq Capital Market: ESMC) ... clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug,Administration (FDA) ... differential Hematology Analyzer. Drew Scientific plans to,commence shipments ... month-end., "The FDA clearance represents a major ...
... PHILADELPHIA A new brain imaging study by researchers ... Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are ... specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method ... MD, associate professor of Neurology at Penn, this study ...
... (NYSE: CDI ),announced today that the Life ... been awarded a contract from CJ CheilJedang,Corporation to ... manufacturing complex to be located in Osong, Korea. ... center for global,distribution of oral solid and sterile ...
... where he worked as a ... ... Dikembe,Mutombo, who is known as much for his philanthropy as his storied ... organization prepare its entry into his home country, the,Democratic Republic of Congo ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Six Positive Predictions for 2008, from SuperLife World Service 2Health News:China Sky One Medical Completes Previously Announced Amendments to Form 10QSB for the Second and Third Quarters of 2006 2Health News:Escalon(R) Announces FDA 510(K) Clearance for D3 Hematology System 2Health News:Escalon(R) Announces FDA 510(K) Clearance for D3 Hematology System 3Health News:New neuroimaging study identifies 'brain signature' for cigarette cravings 2Health News:CDI-Life Sciences Selected by CJ CheilJedang Corp. to Provide Engineering Design for Major Pharmaceutical Complex in Korea 2Health News:NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Joins Opportunity International Board of Advisors; Opens Doors in Democratic Republic of Congo 2Health News:NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Joins Opportunity International Board of Advisors; Opens Doors in Democratic Republic of Congo 3Health News:NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Joins Opportunity International Board of Advisors; Opens Doors in Democratic Republic of Congo 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, ... Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender ... VPHM).   As a result of the waiver, the ... to complete the tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort to ... TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable ... rescue personnel for the first time. In order ... with these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Cadence Fitness & Health Center has ... Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically integrated ... The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the only ... in the Chicagoland area. "The certification means ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... quality of life outcomes, based on one-year data from ... while the overall cost effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention ... according to patient characteristics, PCI was more cost effective ...
... to be presented at Israel Society of ... reach 5 months from single treatment - Data ... scores of expensive injections MISGAV, Israel and LONDON, March ... that the latest, encouraging results of the Company,s ongoing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Many Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease 2SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Many Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease 3SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Many Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease 4SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Many Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease 5Medgenics' Phase I/II Clinical Trial Now Shows EPODURE Continuous Anemia Treatment Lasting 5 Months in Kidney Disease Patients 2Medgenics' Phase I/II Clinical Trial Now Shows EPODURE Continuous Anemia Treatment Lasting 5 Months in Kidney Disease Patients 3Medgenics' Phase I/II Clinical Trial Now Shows EPODURE Continuous Anemia Treatment Lasting 5 Months in Kidney Disease Patients 4