Effectiveness of horticulture therapy on depression among elderly at selected old-age home in Madurai

Esther Sheeba Rani, D (2015) Effectiveness of horticulture therapy on depression among elderly at selected old-age home in Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

Title: Effectiveness of Horticulture therapy on depression among elderly at selected old-age home in Madurai. Objectives : To assess the level of depression among elderly at selected old-age home in Madurai. To evaluate the effectiveness of Horticulture therapy on depression among elderly at selected old-age home in Madurai. To associate the level of depression among elderly with their selected socio demographic variables. Hypotheses : There is a significant difference in the pre-test and post-test level of depression among elderly at selected old-age home in Madurai. There is a significant association between the level of depression among elderly with their selected socio demographic variables. Modified Martha.E.Roger’s Science of Unitary Human Being was adopted for this study. Methodology: A pre -experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used. 40 elderly were selected by purposive sampling method. The study was conducted at Inba-Illam, Madurai. Pre-test was conducted on the first day by Geriatric depression scale, after obtaining consent from all the subjects. On the second day Horticulture therapy was given about 45 minutes – once a day for 25 Consecutive days (25 sessions) in the morning in four divided groups for the subjects. Post-test was assessed on 27th day using the same tool. Findings: Horticulture therapy reduced the depression levels among elderly in the selected old-age home at Madurai. There was a significant association between post - test level of depression and age, sex and history of illness. Conclusion: Horticulture therapy is cost effective, non-invasive, non- pharmacological complementary and alternative therapy to reduce the levels of depression among elderly.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Horticulture Therapy ; Depression ; Elderly ; Selected Old-Age Home ; Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 06:29
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 02:38
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1845

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