Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Therapeutic Biking and the Effects on Depression in Long-Term-Care Residents: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME, USA
  • Cedars, Portland, ME, USA
  • Cedars, Portland, ME, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Therapeutic Biking and the Effects on Depression in Long-Term-Care Residents: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505137. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4032
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505137. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4032
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Productive aging is a key area for research and intervention to meet the needs of our rapidly aging society. For older adults living in a skilled-nursing facility, the opportunity for productive aging is often lost as a result of physical and cognitive deficits, and the incidents of depression in skilled-nursing facilities is high. This pilot study examined the effects of a six-week therapeutic biking program designed to provide an opportunity for extended mobility outside in a social context.

Primary Author and Speaker: Tammy Bickmore

Additional Authors and Speakers: Nick Viti, Angela Hunt