International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Psychology | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022


A Comparative Study on Trends of Depression among the Elderly Persons Living in Family and Old Age Home in an Area of Kolkata

Koyeli Chakraborty Dutta [2]


Abstract: The present study aimed to explore the trends of depression among the elderly persons in an area of Kolkata. Accordingly, data had collected from purposively selected sample of 100 elderly (50 from Family/Home & 50 from Old age Home, male & female persons taken equally from Family & Oldage Home). The data has been collected through specially designed general information Schedule and ?Geriatric Depression Inventory? (by J.A. Yesavith, 1982), responses of respondents were gathered to analyze the trends of Depression. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques were used for treatment of data. Interpreted results highlighted that trend of depression is higher in Old age Homes than that of Family/Home environment. Besides, women respondents are prone to depression in family and Old age Home both.


Keywords: Depression, Elderly persons, Family, Old age Home


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,


Pages: 846 - 847


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