Effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on the level of depression among elderly adults residing in the selected old age home at Vellore

Joyce Mercy Selvakumari, G (2016) Effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on the level of depression among elderly adults residing in the selected old age home at Vellore. Masters thesis, Arun College of Nursing, Vellore.

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Abstract

Effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on the level of depression among elderly adults residing in the selected old age home at Vellore. OBJECTIVES 1. Assess the level of depression among elderly adults. 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on the level of depression. 3. Associate the level of depression with selected demographic variables among elderly adults. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS 1. Effectiveness The outcome of reminiscence therapy to reduce the level of depression. 2. Reminiscence therapy Is the process of receiving, organizing and evaluating the overall pictures of one’s life which includes social life of the individual, pleasurable memories of their own culture and personal life achievements. 3. Depression Depression which include sadness, loss of interest, in activities and decreased energy, loss of confidence and self esteem, inappropriate guilt, thoughts, of death and suicide, diminished concentrations and disturbances of sleep and appetite as measured by the geriatric depression scale for elderly adults. 4. Elderly adults Elderly adults who are in age group of 61 - 75 years residing in selected old age homes. ASSUMPTION • Elderly adults suffer from depression. • Elderly adults enjoy in sharing recalling the past experience. • Reminiscence therapy may have effect on reducing the level of depression among elderly adults. HYPOTHESIS • H1: There will be a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test in the level of depression among elderly adults. • H2: There will be a significant association between the level of depression and their selected demographic variables. DELIMITATION The study is delimited to • 50 samples of elderly with the age group 61-75 years. • Selected Poondi Mahan old age home, Vanjur in Vellore. • One pre-test and post-test.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reminiscence Therapy; Depression; Elderly Adults; Old Age Home; Vellore
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 11:44
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2795

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