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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part B (2022)

Paradigm in laughter therapy on physical and mental health of elderly: A narrative review

Paradigm in laughter therapy on physical and mental health of elderly: A narrative review

Author(s)
Dr. Vipra Dalal and Dr. Subhash Khatri
Abstract
Objective: The objective of this study to overview literature related to the effect of various forms of laughter therapy on physical and mental health in the elderly and summarizes the finding of literature from searches of computerized databases like Pub Med, Google scholar.
Method: The review analyses concept of laughter therapy, the importance of laughter therapy in the elderly, and its association with various health-related benefits in the elderly.
Result: After reviewing available literature in full text and the English language, finding of most of the studies shows positive effects or null effects of laughter therapy on various physiological and psychological benefits in the elderly. However, null effects from laughter therapy on health benefits were found to be rare.
Conclusion: Laughter therapy, in conjunction with other preventive and therapeutic interventions, is an outstanding prescription for getting better physical and mental health in the elderly.
Pages: 62-64  |  507 Views  133 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Vipra Dalal, Dr. Subhash Khatri. Paradigm in laughter therapy on physical and mental health of elderly: A narrative review. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(1):62-64.
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