Effects of Exercise on Depression Symptoms, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Elderly

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2009
Last verified: July 2009

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 8-week exercise training on depression symptoms, physical functions, and quality of life in the community-dwelling elderly.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Elderly
Other: exercise training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Exercise on Depression Symptoms, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Elderly

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Taiwanese Geriatric Depression Scale (TGDS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Short-form 36 (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
exercise Other: exercise training
A progressive and structured, small-group exercise training 3 times a week, 30-40 min a session at intensity of 12-14 in rate of perceived exertion (RPE) for 8 weeks
Other Name: exercise


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elderly subjects living in the community aged 65 years or older, sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cancer, major neuromuscular disease, respiratory or cardiovascular disease which might affect exercise
  • post myocardial infarction or major surgery in the previous year
  • psychological disease
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00931814

National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ying-Tai Wu, National Taiwan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00931814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461701114
Study First Received: July 1, 2009
Last Updated: July 6, 2009
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
physical function
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders

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