Fysioterapeuters erfaringer med bruk av fysisk aktivitet til eldre deprimerte


  • Anne Margrethe Ulleberg Universitetet i Agder
  • Berit Johannesen Universitetet i Agder



Emneord (Nøkkelord):

Eldre, depresjon, fysioterapeut, fysisk aktivitet, Elderly, depression, physiotherapist, physical activity


This article is based upon a study of the experiences of physiotherapists working with elderly depressed patients and the use of physical activity. Depression in the elderly is a common condition, and it is estimated to be the second most common cause of failing health towards 2020. Physical activity has a positive effect on depression in the elderly. The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of physiotherapist`s in the treatment of elderly depressed patients over 65 years of age. Data was collected by qualitative reasearch interviews of 5 physiotherapists. Important findings of this study were that the physiotherapists experienced that they did not get any referrals to treatment solely due to depression, and that they needed a different approach to physical activity compared to other patient groups.


Anne Margrethe Ulleberg, Universitetet i Agder

fysioterapeut med master i helsevitenskap, Universitetet i Agder. Arbeider ved alderspsykiatrisk enhet ved Sørlandets sykehus i Kristiansand.

Berit Johannesen, Universitetet i Agder

sykepleier og førsteamanuensis ved Universitetet i Agder, institutt for helse-og sykepleievitenskap.




Hvordan referere

Ulleberg, A. M., & Johannesen, B. (2015). Fysioterapeuters erfaringer med bruk av fysisk aktivitet til eldre deprimerte. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Helseforskning, 11(2), 32–42. https://doi.org/10.7557/14.3711