Effects of reminiscence and current topics groups on promoting self-esteem and decreasing depression in residents of a retirement community

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158812
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Presentation
Title:
Effects of reminiscence and current topics groups on promoting self-esteem and decreasing depression in residents of a retirement community
Abstract:
Effects of reminiscence and current topics groups on promoting self-esteem and decreasing depression in residents of a retirement community
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Winet, Elisabeth
Erikson's psychological developmental task of late adulthood and Butler's theory of reminiscence provided the theoretical basis for this research. The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of reminiscence groups as compared to current topics discussion groups in increasing self-esteem scores on the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and lowering depression scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale, in randomly selected residents of an urban, Indiana retirement community. The 36 participants age 60 and over were randomly assigned to either the reminiscence or current topics discussion groups. Both groups rated their experience as very enjoyable. Significant improvement in self-esteem and reduction in depression were noted for combined participants with initial low self-esteem scores (n=19) (t=-2.6, df=18, p=.02) and high depression scores (n=7) (t=3, df=6, p=.02). Further analysis revealed no significant changes in self-esteem or depression scores in the reminiscence group. However, there was a significant improvement in self-esteem scores in the current topics group (t=-2.51, df=18, p=.02). Current practice implications include promoting participation in reminiscence or current topics discussion groups for depressed or low self-esteem retirement community residents. Current topics discussion groups would be recommended over reminiscence groups for general self-esteem improvement. Research on current topics groups would also be encouraged.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of reminiscence and current topics groups on promoting self-esteem and decreasing depression in residents of a retirement communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158812-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of reminiscence and current topics groups on promoting self-esteem and decreasing depression in residents of a retirement community</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Winet, Elisabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">swinet@infi.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Erikson's psychological developmental task of late adulthood and Butler's theory of reminiscence provided the theoretical basis for this research. The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of reminiscence groups as compared to current topics discussion groups in increasing self-esteem scores on the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and lowering depression scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale, in randomly selected residents of an urban, Indiana retirement community. The 36 participants age 60 and over were randomly assigned to either the reminiscence or current topics discussion groups. Both groups rated their experience as very enjoyable. Significant improvement in self-esteem and reduction in depression were noted for combined participants with initial low self-esteem scores (n=19) (t=-2.6, df=18, p=.02) and high depression scores (n=7) (t=3, df=6, p=.02). Further analysis revealed no significant changes in self-esteem or depression scores in the reminiscence group. However, there was a significant improvement in self-esteem scores in the current topics group (t=-2.51, df=18, p=.02). Current practice implications include promoting participation in reminiscence or current topics discussion groups for depressed or low self-esteem retirement community residents. Current topics discussion groups would be recommended over reminiscence groups for general self-esteem improvement. Research on current topics groups would also be encouraged.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:25:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:25:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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