Effectiveness of humour therapy on depression among the elderly in selected old age home, Coimbatore.

Suresh Babu, S (2012) Effectiveness of humour therapy on depression among the elderly in selected old age home, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

A study was conducted to examine the effect of humour therapy on depression among the elderly in a selected old age home situated in Coimbatore district.Quasi experimental one group pre test post test design was found to be appropriate to meet the objectives of the study. The sample size of the present study was 50 elderly persons and they were selected purposively. Geriatric depression scale was used to assess the level of depression. Humour therapy was implemented to the elderly for a period of three weeks. A post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Appropriate statistical technique was employed to test the hypothesis. The result showed that there is a significant decrease in the level of depression among elderly persons. Thus, humour therapy for the elderly was effective in reducing depression.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humour Therapy; Depression; Elderly; Old Age Home; Coimbatore
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 09:27
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4351

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