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| Published: June 25, 2020

Geriatric depression and anxiety among institutionalised female senior citizen

J. Jerus Albert Britto

Lecturer in Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sharon John

PhD Research Scholar, Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. B. Selvaraj

Associate Professor and Head, Dept of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.043/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.043

ABSTRACT

The aim of the present study is to find out the level and relationship between geriatric depression and anxiety among institutionalized female senior citizen. The area of the study was from three old age homes, namely, Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa Home), Anantham Old Age Home and Ozanam Old Age Home in Coimbatore, 100 inmates (100 females) in the range of 65-90 were selected by purposive sampling method. Most of them are (50%) are from low socio-economic background, 45% are from middle socio-economic background and 5% are from middle class of society. The tools used for the study are personal date sheet to collect their demographical details, Geriatric depression scale and Geriatric anxiety scale with highly standard norms. The Experimental design was single group pretest design and the data were analysed with SPSS on percentage analysis, correlation and Chi square. The results of the study indicate that There will be statistical positive relationship between geriatric depression and anxiety among the selected old people. It was found in this study that there is a positive relationship between these variables. The hypotheses of the age differences in physical mobility and cognitive decline were found significant. It was found that surgery has an impact on the depression, Age group of 65-70 of the respondents experience severe level of anxiety and Married respondents undergo severe level of anxiety. There is a Positive relationship between depression and Anxiety. The study was carried out with an assumption that demographic variables will influence each of the variables of the study.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.043/20200802

10.25215/0802.043

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020