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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Effectiveness of Validation Therapy on Level of Cognition among Old Age in Selected Old Age Home, Chennai
V. Hemavathy  | K. Muthamizh Selvan 
Abstract: BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY, Aging is an inevitable developmental phenomenon bringing along a number of changes in the physical, psychological, hormonal and social conditions. Old age is considered as a risk period because they need assistance for most of their day to day activities, When all the young members of the family are busy in their discourses of life, old people lack the love and attention they need. All these factors contribute in decreasing cognition level in old age. OBJECTIVES, To assess the pretest and posttest level of cognition among old age in the experimental and control group, To evaluate the effectiveness of validation therapy on level of cognition among old age in experimental and control group, To associate the level of cognition among old age with their selected demographic variables in experimental group. HYPOTHESIS There will be a significant difference between the post test score of cognition in experimental and control group among old age. There will be a significant association between the post test level of cognition among old age and their selected demographic variables in experimental group among old age. METHODOLOGY Nonequivalent control group pre-test and post-test design was used for this study. Purposive sampling technique was used for the study. FINAL RESULT AND CONCLUSION In the pretest the level of cognition among selected 30 samples in experimental group 2 (6.6 %) Of them had normal level of cognition and 6 (20 %) of them had mild level of cognition and 18 (60 %) had moderate level of cognition and 4 (13.4) had severe level of cognition. In the post test level of cognition among selected 30 samples in experimental group 6 (20 %) had normal level of cognition, 12 (40 %) had mild level of cognition, 9 (30 %) had moderate level of cognition 3 (10 %) had severe level of cognition. The effectiveness of validation therapy on level of cognition among old age using paired t test shows 20.1 significant at the level of P <0.001which implying that there was significant increasing in the level of cognition among old age people in the post test effectiveness, validation therapy, old age, old age home.
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