Management of Depression in the Elderly: A Scoping Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/595887
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Management of Depression in the Elderly: A Scoping Study
Author(s):
Kittrell, Aleesa
Advisors:
Nogueras, Debra J.; Bressie, Marylee; Kongable, Lisa
Abstract:

Abstract

Background

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans age 65 or older. Nonpharmacological treatments may be effective within this patient population.

Objective(s)

This paper examines the evidence related to 22 nonpharmacological treatments for depression in elderly patients.

Design

A scoping study of the literature was performed, using the framework created by Arksey and O’Malley (2005). Search databases included CINAHL, ProQuest, Cochrane Libraries, Academic Search Premier, PyscINFO, PsycARTICLES, SocIndex, Ovid, PubMed, and Science Direct.

Results

There were 158 articles deemed appropriate for this study. The evidence supports the use of cognitive therapy, life review, and problem-solving therapy. Although exercise is represented by 34% of the evidence found, the results were mixed and inconclusive regarding its effectiveness.

Conclusions

Results of this study lend support for the use of cognitive therapy, life review, and problem-solving therapy. However, gaps exist in the literature providing insight for recommendations for further research.   

Keywords: depression, elderly, nonpharmacological, scoping study

Keywords:
depression; elderly; nonpharmalogical; scoping study
CINAHL Headings:
Depression--In Old Age; Depression Therapy
Repository Posting Date:
8-Feb-2016
Date of Publication:
8-Feb-2016
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Capella University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleManagement of Depression in the Elderly: A Scoping Studyen
dc.contributor.authorKittrell, Aleesaen
dc.contributor.advisorNogueras, Debra J.en
dc.contributor.advisorBressie, Maryleeen
dc.contributor.advisorKongable, Lisaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/595887en
dc.description.abstract<p align="center">Abstract</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans age 65 or older. Nonpharmacological treatments may be effective within this patient population.</p> <p><strong>Objective(s)</strong></p> <p>This paper examines the evidence related to 22 nonpharmacological treatments for depression in elderly patients.</p> <p><strong>Design</strong></p> <p>A scoping study of the literature was performed, using the framework created by Arksey and O’Malley (2005). Search databases included CINAHL, ProQuest, Cochrane Libraries, Academic Search Premier, PyscINFO, PsycARTICLES, SocIndex, Ovid, PubMed, and Science Direct.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong></p> <p>There were 158 articles deemed appropriate for this study. The evidence supports the use of cognitive therapy, life review, and problem-solving therapy. Although exercise is represented by 34% of the evidence found, the results were mixed and inconclusive regarding its effectiveness.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions</strong></p> <p>Results of this study lend support for the use of cognitive therapy, life review, and problem-solving therapy. However, gaps exist in the literature providing insight for recommendations for further research.   </p> <p><em>Keywords</em>: depression, elderly, nonpharmacological, scoping study</p>en
dc.subjectdepressionen
dc.subjectelderlyen
dc.subjectnonpharmalogicalen
dc.subjectscoping studyen
dc.subject.cinahlDepression--In Old Ageen
dc.subject.cinahlDepression Therapyen
dc.date.available2016-02-08T17:28:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-08en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T17:28:28Zen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2016en
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