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[Correspondence] Exercise for depression in elderly people

19 Oct 2013

The study by Martin Underwood and colleagues (July 6, p 41) shows that 1 year of exercise training had no effects on depressive symptoms among residents of care homes and nursing homes. Their results are probably robust, given the well-designed protocol and large sample size. However, two aspects need to be highlighted: the use of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) as the measurement of depression and the participants' low compliance regarding the exercise training.

19 October 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet