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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150963
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Depression in Elderly Nursing Home Residents
Abstract:
Depression in Elderly Nursing Home Residents
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Newman, Maureen, PhD, RN, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Rhode Island College
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: To examine the relationship between psychosocial development and other variables implicated in the occurance of depressive symptomatology in a sample of elderly nursing home residents. Design: Correlational survey design. Variables: The dependent variable was depressive symptomatology. The independent variables, health perception and psychosocial development, while controlling for age, sex, and langth of stay. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Of the long-term residents of four nursing centers operated by a small family-owned corporation, all who met inclusion criteria were invited to participate. Inclusion criteria were 1)age 65 or older, 2) without severe cognitive impairment, 3) not chronically mentally ill. 4) having sufficient stamina to respond to questioning without being unduly taxed, 5) not having experienced an acute illness in the previous two weeks. Data were collected over an eight month period. Methods: Fifty subjects were interviewed following consent procedures and screening to rule out severe dementia. Four instruments used were the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) for cognitive screening, the Geriatric Depression Sacel (GDSS) to measure depressive symptoatology, the health perception subscale of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), and the Modified Eriksonian Psychosocial State Inventory (MEPSI). Findings: A sample (n=47) of frail elderly had a mean age of 85.3 and a low incidence of depression on the GDS, with only 4 subjects scoring in the depressed range. Demographicvariables of age, sex, and length of stay were not signicicantly correlated with depression. Using hierarchical regression procedures, physical health explained 20 percent variance in depression scores. With psychosocial development added to the aquasion,, a total of 49 percent of the variance was explained. Implication: Strategies for maximizing psychosocial development in frail elderly nursing home residents may protect against depression in this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDepression in Elderly Nursing Home Residentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150963-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Depression in Elderly Nursing Home Residents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Newman, Maureen, PhD, RN, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rhode Island College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mnewman@ric.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To examine the relationship between psychosocial development and other variables implicated in the occurance of depressive symptomatology in a sample of elderly nursing home residents. Design: Correlational survey design. Variables: The dependent variable was depressive symptomatology. The independent variables, health perception and psychosocial development, while controlling for age, sex, and langth of stay. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Of the long-term residents of four nursing centers operated by a small family-owned corporation, all who met inclusion criteria were invited to participate. Inclusion criteria were 1)age 65 or older, 2) without severe cognitive impairment, 3) not chronically mentally ill. 4) having sufficient stamina to respond to questioning without being unduly taxed, 5) not having experienced an acute illness in the previous two weeks. Data were collected over an eight month period. Methods: Fifty subjects were interviewed following consent procedures and screening to rule out severe dementia. Four instruments used were the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) for cognitive screening, the Geriatric Depression Sacel (GDSS) to measure depressive symptoatology, the health perception subscale of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), and the Modified Eriksonian Psychosocial State Inventory (MEPSI). Findings: A sample (n=47) of frail elderly had a mean age of 85.3 and a low incidence of depression on the GDS, with only 4 subjects scoring in the depressed range. Demographicvariables of age, sex, and length of stay were not signicicantly correlated with depression. Using hierarchical regression procedures, physical health explained 20 percent variance in depression scores. With psychosocial development added to the aquasion,, a total of 49 percent of the variance was explained. Implication: Strategies for maximizing psychosocial development in frail elderly nursing home residents may protect against depression in this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:47:53Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:47:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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