Demographics: A Case Study

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12 patients diagnosed using the DSM IV as suffering from major depression.
5 men & 7 women, aged 20 to 65 years (mean age 49 years).
Had to understand written German.

Training involved 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill daily for 10 days.

Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD)
Measured the severity of depression at the beginning and end of the program by a psychiatrist.
Heart Rate Assessment
Measuring blood pressure and lactate concentration every 3 minutes.
Borg Rate of Perceived Exertion scale -
Intensity of effort was measured daily (6=light effort to 20=very, very hard).
Visual Analogue Scale
Self assessment (0=“I feel bad” to 10=“I feel good”).
Bruce Treadmill Test
Measured physical performance at
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