Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression in Taiwanese Elderly

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155582
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Presentation
Title:
Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression in Taiwanese Elderly
Abstract:
Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression in Taiwanese Elderly
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Hsu, Ya-Chuan, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mei Ho Institute of Technology
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Jing-Jy Wang, PhD, RN
Objective : The purpose of this study was to examine the factors contributing to the effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on depressive symptoms and mood status for elderly who lived at home alone or resided in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. Design: A longitudinal design utilizing pre-post tests and purposive sampling were conducted. Sample: Forty-eight subjects participated in this study. Intervention and outcome variables: Reminiscence therapy was utilized as a nursing intervention. Outcome variables included depressive symptoms, mood status, age, educational level, number of children, participating number of times and the length of participation. Methods: Face-to-face interview and the study instruments were administered. The interview included the administration of the study protocol and data collection. Intervention protocol was administered approximately once a week, 30-60 minutes each time for the study subjects. The participation period for each subject was approximately 3 to 6 months. Findings and conclusions: Results indicated that the variables of age, educational level, number of children, participating number of times and the length of participation had no statistically significant influence on the scores of depressive symptoms and mood status on the post-test (f=1.36, p=.26;f=1.19, p=.33). All factors together explained 14.5% of the variance in the depressive symptoms and the mood status. However, subjects who participated in the reminiscence study for 20 weeks and longer demonstrated significantly fewer depressive symptoms and better mood status (f=3.52, p=.04), yielding that the length of participation in the reminiscence therapy did play an significant role. Implications: Findings of this study can be taken account as considered factors when health care providers conduct the reminiscence therapy as a nursing intervention for elderly population in Taiwan. Additionally, this study will help to the health promotion and disease prevention for elders in order to promote the well-being and quality of late life.
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.titleFactors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression in Taiwanese Elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155582-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression in Taiwanese Elderly</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">Hsu, Ya-Chuan, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mei Ho Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">x3139@mail.meiho.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jing-Jy Wang, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective : The purpose of this study was to examine the factors contributing to the effectiveness of reminiscence therapy on depressive symptoms and mood status for elderly who lived at home alone or resided in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. Design: A longitudinal design utilizing pre-post tests and purposive sampling were conducted. Sample: Forty-eight subjects participated in this study. Intervention and outcome variables: Reminiscence therapy was utilized as a nursing intervention. Outcome variables included depressive symptoms, mood status, age, educational level, number of children, participating number of times and the length of participation. Methods: Face-to-face interview and the study instruments were administered. The interview included the administration of the study protocol and data collection. Intervention protocol was administered approximately once a week, 30-60 minutes each time for the study subjects. The participation period for each subject was approximately 3 to 6 months. Findings and conclusions: Results indicated that the variables of age, educational level, number of children, participating number of times and the length of participation had no statistically significant influence on the scores of depressive symptoms and mood status on the post-test (f=1.36, p=.26;f=1.19, p=.33). All factors together explained 14.5% of the variance in the depressive symptoms and the mood status. However, subjects who participated in the reminiscence study for 20 weeks and longer demonstrated significantly fewer depressive symptoms and better mood status (f=3.52, p=.04), yielding that the length of participation in the reminiscence therapy did play an significant role. Implications: Findings of this study can be taken account as considered factors when health care providers conduct the reminiscence therapy as a nursing intervention for elderly population in Taiwan. Additionally, this study will help to the health promotion and disease prevention for elders in order to promote the well-being and quality of late life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:58:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:58:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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