The Factors Related to Depression of the Elderly Patients in Four Geriatric Hospital Located in South Korea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151946
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Presentation
Title:
The Factors Related to Depression of the Elderly Patients in Four Geriatric Hospital Located in South Korea
Abstract:
The Factors Related to Depression of the Elderly Patients in Four Geriatric Hospital Located in South Korea
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Jee, Young-Ju, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Pusan National Univ., Korea
Title:Doctoral Student
Co-Authors:Ga-Bin Yoon RN, NURSE
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the factors related to depression of  elderly patients in geriatric hospitals.
Methods: The subjects were 195 elderly patients who met the inclusion criteria of scores more than 18 on the K-MMSE score and no reported mental disease. The settings were four geriatric hospital located in South Korea. The data were collected from February 20 to March 20, 2009. The research instruments utilized in this study were GDSSF-K, ADL, Social support, Self-esteem, Life satisfaction. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and Multiple Stepwise Regression using SPSS WIN 15.0 program.
Results: Depression scores were  negatively correlation with ADL and social support, and  negative correlation with life satisfaction and self-esteem. Among the factors studied related to depression, life satisfaction had highest explanatory power of 36.5% and it was followed by physical health status and activity of daily living. These explained 43.7% of the depression. Conclusion: The findings suggest that it is important to develop educational programs to increase life satisfaction, physical health status and activity of daily living. Considering the high levels of depression in geriatric hospital patients, nurses play an important role in detecting and reducing emotional tension among these patients. Nursing interventions, including volunteer activities, health promotion program, and sports for the elderly program could be useful in enhancing life satisfaction, physical health status and activity of daily living.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Factors Related to Depression of the Elderly Patients in Four Geriatric Hospital Located in South Koreaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151946-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Factors Related to Depression of the Elderly Patients in Four Geriatric Hospital Located in South Korea</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jee, Young-Ju, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Pusan National Univ., Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sesem2004@yahoo.co.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ga-Bin Yoon RN, NURSE</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the factors related to depression of&nbsp; elderly patients in geriatric hospitals. <br/>Methods: The subjects were 195 elderly patients who met the inclusion criteria of scores more than 18 on the K-MMSE score and no reported mental disease. The settings were four geriatric hospital located in South Korea. The data were collected from February 20 to March 20, 2009. The research instruments utilized in this study were GDSSF-K, ADL, Social support, Self-esteem, Life satisfaction. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and Multiple Stepwise Regression using SPSS WIN 15.0 program. <br/>Results: Depression scores were&nbsp; negatively correlation with ADL and social support, and&nbsp; negative correlation with life satisfaction and self-esteem. Among the factors studied related to depression, life satisfaction had highest explanatory power of 36.5% and it was followed by physical health status and activity of daily living. These explained 43.7% of the depression. Conclusion: The findings suggest that it is important to develop educational programs to increase life satisfaction, physical health status and activity of daily living. Considering the high levels of depression in geriatric hospital patients, nurses play an important role in detecting and reducing emotional tension among these patients. Nursing interventions, including volunteer activities, health promotion program, and sports for the elderly program could be useful in enhancing life satisfaction, physical health status and activity of daily living. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:18:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:18:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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