symptoms of depression, prescribing structured exercise tailored to individual ability will reduce depression severity” (Catalan-Matamoros, Gomez-Conesa, Stubbs, & Vancampfort, 2016).highest level of evidence (meta-analyses of RCTs)” (Catalan-Matamoros, Gomez-Conesa, Stubbs, & Vancampfort,2016).included analyzed interventions using different measures. Participants were predominantly female, making this study difficult to be applied to the population at large. And finally, only the participants who were benefitting from exercisetook part in the follow-up assessments (Catalan-Matamoros, Gomez-Conesa, Stubbs, & Vancampfort, 2016).Trajkov, M., Eminović, F., Radovanović, S., Dopsaj, M., Quantitative Study.Non-experimental, descriptive and “A statistically significant difference in both characteristics examined between the three groups None listedThe activity group was sub-divided into groups, based on the length of exercise activity and Level4
ACTIVITY AND DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLY11ArticleMethodsSignificant FindingsStrengths ofStudyWeaknessesLevelofEvidencePavlović, D., & Kljajić, D. (2018). Quality of life and depression in elderly persons engaged in physical activities. Vojnosanitetski Pregled: Military Medical & Pharmaceutical Journal of Serbia, 75(2), 177–184.comparative cross-sectional study. 188 persons 65–84 years old.90 engaged in a physicalactivity while 98 are not.The Older People’s Quality of Life Questionnaire and the Geriatric Depression Scale were used (Trajkov, Eminović, Radovanović, Dopsaj, Pavlović, & Kljajić, 2018).of participants engaged in a physical activity when compared to the group of participants not engaged in a physical activity” (Trajkov, Eminović, Radovanović, Dopsaj, Pavlović, & Kljajić, 2018).“This finding is essentiallyencouraging because it shows that it does not matter for how long an individual training sessionlasts and how many training sessions there are per week”(Trajkov, Eminović, Radovanović, Dopsaj, Pavlović, & Kljajić, 2018).frequency per week. When the groups were further sub-divided, the numbers became inconsistent. The type of physical activity was not considered (Trajkov, Eminović, Radovanović,Dopsaj, Pavlović, & Kljajić, 2018).Chang, S.H., Chien, N.H., & Chen, M.C. (2016). Regular exercise and depressive symptomsin community-A cross-sectional study.“The participants were selected using a probability proportional-to-size procedure from “This study found a significant association between regular exercise and depressive symptoms in community-dwelling None listedNone listedLevel4
ACTIVITY AND DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLY12ArticleMethodsSignificant FindingsStrengths ofStudyWeaknessesLevelofEvidencedwelling elders in northern Taiwan. Journal of Nursing Research, 24(4), 329–336. among the population of community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older and living in northern Taiwan” (Chang, Chien, & Chen, 2016).
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