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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part H (2015)

Elderly: Depression and quality of life

Author(s)
Srinivasan P, Dharna Patel, Sadaf Amreen, Karuna Shahare, Smita Shendre, Varsha Varghese, Sembian N
Abstract
Objectives: to assess the level of depression and quality of life among elderly, to determine the correlation between depression and quality of life and to find out the association of depression and quality of life with demographic variables among elderly. The hypotheses of the study were there will be significant correlation between depression and quality of life among elderly (H1) and there will be significant association of depression and quality of life with selected demographic variables among elderly. (H2).
Methods: Non experimental approach, descriptive correlation study was conducted on depression and quality of life with 50 elderly inmates in home for aged, Utkhana at Nagpur. Total enumerative sampling was used and the data was collected by Geriatric Depression Scale and WHO QOL old BREF scale with interview technique.
Results: Most of the elderly (20) had mild depression with the mean score of 6.10 and 8 of them had moderate depression with the mean score of 9.63. Most of the elderly (30) had fair quality of life with the mean score of 83.06 and 14 had poor quality of life with mean score of 60.78. There was moderate high negative correlation between depression and quality of life among elderly at 0.05 (r= -0.578). There was a significant association of depression with education and nature of family at 0.05 level. Further there was a significant association of quality of life with education and it was statistically significant at 0.05 level.
Conclusion: Thus, study finding concludes that the elderly had mild to moderate depression, poor to fair quality of life and both have moderate high negative correlation.
Pages: 538-540  |  596 Views  23 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Srinivasan P, Dharna Patel, Sadaf Amreen, Karuna Shahare, Smita Shendre, Varsha Varghese, Sembian N. Elderly: Depression and quality of life. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 538-540.
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