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The Effects of Training in Exercise Rehabilitation on Depressive mood, BPSD in Elderly with Alzheimer's Disease

  • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Phys Med
  • 2012, 7(1), pp.37-47
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Physical Therapy > Other physical therapy

조성현 1 Kim, Chul-yong 2

1보람요양병원
2울산과학대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Purpose:The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of training in exercise rehabilitation on depressive emotion, behavioral and psychological symptoms(BPSD) caused by Alzheimer's disease elders. Methods:The subjects of this study were 34 patients with Alzheimer's disease over 65 and assigned randomly into one of two groups, each with 17 people. The experimental group was treated by training in exercise rehabilitation executed 60 minutes, 3 times a week for 8 weeks. The results of the experiment were analyzed using samples t-test along with averages and standard deviations as the statistical methods for data analyses. Results:The results of this study were as follows. First, the experimental group showed statistically significant improvements in the areas of depressive emotion(SGDS) compared to control group. Second, the experimental group showed statistically significant improvements in the severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms and subjective degrees of pain of care givers(NPI-Q) compared to control group. Conclusion:Based on the results of this study, training in exercise rehabilitation have an effect on depressive mood and BPSD in elderly with Alzheimer's disease.

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