alexa Understanding Temporal Relationships Between Depression, Falls And Physical Activity In A Cohort Of Post Hospitalized Older Adults: A Breakthrough Or A Conundrum?
ISSN: 2165-7025

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 

World Physiotherapists & Physicians Summit
July 24-26, 2017 Melbourne, Australia

Den Ching Angel Lee
Monash University, Australia
Keynote: J Nov Physiother
DOI: 10.4172/2165-7025-C1-013
Abstract
Background & Aim: Clinical depression affects approximately 15% of community dwelling older adults, of which half of these cases are present in later life. Falls and depressive symptoms are thought to coexist, while physical activity may protect an older adult from developing depressive symptoms. This study investigates the temporal relationships between depressive symptoms, falls and participation in physical activities amongst older adults recently discharged following extended hospitalization. Methods: A prospective cohort study in which 311 older adults surveyed prior to hospital discharge were assessed monthly post discharge for six months. N=218 completed the six month follow up. Participants were recruited from hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. The survey instrument used was designed based on Fiske’s behavioral model depicting onset and maintenance of depression. The baseline survey collected data on self-reported falls, physical activity levels and depressive symptoms. The monthly follow up surveys repeated measurement of these outcomes. Results: At any assessment point, falls were positively associated with depressive symptoms, depressive symptoms were negatively associated with physical activity levels and physical activity levels were negatively associated with falls. When compared with data in the subsequent assessment point, depressive symptoms were positively associated with falls reported over the next month [unadjusted OR: 1.20 (1.12, 1.28)] and physical activity levels were negatively associated with falls reported over the next month [unadjusted OR: 0.97 (0.96, 0.99) household and recreational], both indicating a temporal relationship. Conclusion: Falls, physical activity and depressive symptoms were inter-associated and depressive symptoms and low physical activity levels preceded falls. Clear strategies for management of these inter connected problems remain elusive.
Biography

Den Ching Angel Lee is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University and Specialist Advisor in Physiotherapy with ACH Group. Her research interests are prevention of accidental falls by older adults, evidence-based practice by health professionals, rehabilitation and gerontology. She has published nine peer reviewed journal articles during 2013 to 2017.

Email: [email protected]

image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords