International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015


Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy on the Level of Depression among elderly Adult patients Admitted in Selected Hospital Chennai

V. Hemavathy [15] | Rengila.S [2]


Abstract: BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY, Old age is considered as the second childhood period where an elderly react like a child. depression is an common psychiatric problem in the old age that is often misdiagnosed and untreated. OBJECTIVES, To assess the level of depression among elderly adults. Evaluate the effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on level of depression among elderly adults. Find association between levels of depression with selected demographic variables in elderly adults. HYPOTHESIS There will be significant difference between the pre- and post-test scores in the level of depression among elderly patients. METHODOLOGYPre -experimental one group pre-test and post-test design was selected for this study. Purposive sampling technique was used for the study. FINAL RESULT AND CONCLUSION In the pre test the level of depression among selected 30 samples 2 (6.7 %) Of them had mild depression and 23 (76.6 %) of them had moderate depression and 5 (16.7 %) had severe depression. In the post test level of depression 3 (10 %) are normal 18 (60 %) of them had mild depression and 9 (30 % had moderate depression. The effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on depression among elderly using paired t test shows 8.1 significant at the level of P <0.05 Which implying that there was significant decrease in the level of depression in the post test. Depression, effectiveness, Reminiscence therapy, elderly, hospital.


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Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 2324 - 2325


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