Elderly and Depression

Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Neenu, A and Anu, P and Rosemary, J and Anju, B and Dalphina, S and Divya, KY and Sonia, J and Bindu, M and Anit, JN (2007) Elderly and Depression. The Nursing Journal of India, 98 (10).

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Abstract

It is believed that it is `normal' for the elderly persons to become depressed and many cases aren't recognized and thus lead to untold misery for the sufferers and their families. We have found that majority of the clients under study were females belonging to low socio economic status, uneducated and unemployed. Majority of the clients had moderate depression (58%), and about 19% of them had severe depression. The problems related to subjective depressive feelings were investigated through a structured questionnaire surveyed among 100 elderly clients in Udhyava Village of Udupi district. We conclude that there is a significant relationship between family - friend relationships and depressive feelings of aged people.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 10:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/722

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