Journal article

Improving mood through physical activity for carers and care recipients (IMPACCT): protocol for a randomised trial Commentary

Briony Dow, Kirsten Moore, Melissa Russell, David Ames, Elizabeth Cyarto, Terry Haines, Keith Hill, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Lynette Mackenzie, Susan Williams, Samantha Loi

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY | AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOC | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Family carers play an important role in providing care for frail older Australians. Carers have increased rates of depression, burden and poor physical health compared with non-carers. Physical activity has been shown to improve outcomes; however there is limited research investigating outcomes in older carers and less on physical activity for both the carer and care recipient. RESEARCH QUESTION: Does a home-based individualised physical activity intervention designed for both the carer and care recipient improve depression severity in older carers? PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 273 community-dwelling carers with depressive symptoms and their care recipients will be recruited for a..

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