A study to assess the quality of life among elderly before and after reminiscence therapy in a selected old age home at Erode.

Hephzibahangeline, M (2010) A study to assess the quality of life among elderly before and after reminiscence therapy in a selected old age home at Erode. Masters thesis, Annai J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Komarapalayam.

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Abstract

A study to assess the quality of life among elderly before and after reminiscence therapy in a selected old age home at Erode. OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life among the elderly before and after reminiscence therapy. To test the association between mean difference in quality of life and background factors among elderly. HYPOTHESIS H1 - There will be a significant difference in the quality of life among the elderly before and after reminiscence therapy. H2 - There will be a significant association between mean difference quality life and back ground factors among elderly. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS 1) Quality of life: It refers to the level of satisfaction in life as experienced and expressed by the individual in physical, social, environmental and spiritual domains. Quality of life was measured by items in the standardized interview schedule (WHO BREF SCALE). QOL was measured in terms of QOL of scores. 2) Reminiscence: It refers to the thinking about or relating of past experience. It is used as a nursing intervention to enhance life .In this study reflection on elderly issues related to the events in childhood, work, marriage, social accomplishment and most memorable moment were done. Each day one area was focused using the probe specified in the reminiscence therapy guide for elderly. 3) Elderly: It refers to those individuals who belongs to the age group of 60 years and above and who fulfilled sample selection criteria. 4) Old age home: An old age home refers to structured building where in persons aged 60 years and above stay on payment. 5) Background factors: It refers to those factors and issues that are thought to influence the quality of life. Variables selected were sex, age, educational, religion , marital status, previous occupation ,source of income, length of stay ,sleep, daily activities ,chronic illness. ASSUMPTION 1. The response of the elderly to the items in the interview schedule will be true measures of quality of life. 2. Permission will be granted by the administrator of the old age home, to obtain adequate information. 3. Elderly persons will be willing to participate in the study. DELIMITATION The study was limited to 1. Elderly in the selected old age home only. 2. Reminiscence related to activities like childhood days, work, marriage, social accomplishment, most memorable moment only. 3. Samples selected non- random method.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of Life; Elderly; Reminiscence Therapy; Old Age Home; Erode.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 05:33
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 05:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5468

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