Home-Based Activity Program for Older People With Depressive Symptoms: DeLLITE-A Randomized Controlled Trial

Kerse, Ngaire; Hayman, Karen J.; Moyes, Simon A.; Peri, Kathy; Robinson, Elizabeth; Dowell, Anthony; Kolt, Gregory S.; Elley, C. Raina; Hatcher, Simon; Kiata, Liz; Wiles, Janine; Keeling, Sally; Parsons, John; Arroll, Bruce
May 2010
Annals of Family Medicine;May/Jun2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p214
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which assesses the effectiveness of the Depression in Late Life Intervention Trial of Exercise (DeLLITE), a home based physical activity program for improving quality of life and mood in older people with depressive symptoms. The study employs a randomized controlled trial which involves 193 people aged 75 years and older with depressive symptoms. The study's results suggest improved mood and mental health quality of life after the implementation of the program.


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