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Home Special Issues A Study On The Impact Of Physical Mobility On Cognitive Decline And Depression Among Institutionalised Elderly
A Study On The Impact Of Physical Mobility On Cognitive Decline And Depression Among Institutionalised Elderly
Title:      A Study On The Impact Of Physical Mobility On Cognitive Decline And Depression Among Institutionalised Elderly
Categories:      Special Issues
JournalID:      18.01.0600404
Editor:      [Author] J. Jerus Albert Britto & Dr. B.Selvaraj, PhD
ISSN:      2348-5396
Publisher:      REDSHINE PUBLICATION. PVT. LTD.
Publication date:      Dec, 31, 2018
Edition:      2018
Number of pages:      60
Language:      English
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The current study was undertaken for the purpose of studying the impact of physical mobility, cognitive decline and depression among institutionalised elderly. The study also focused on the influence of demographic variables such as age, sex, education, marital status and residential area of the institutionalised elderly. The population of this research was comprised of 150 institutionalised elderly from Missionaries of Charity home, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. Purposive sampling method was used for the selection of respondents. Physical Mobility was measured with a self report Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS) Version – 2 developed by Smith (2000), Cognitive decline  was measured with a self report Global Deterioration Scale developed by Dr. Barry Reisberg (2005), Depression  was measured with a self report Geriatric Depression Scale developed by Sherry. A. Greenberg (2005) were the three questionnaires used in this study. Questionnaires were administered to collect primary data. Physical mobility, Cognitive decline and Depression were taken as variables under study.

 

Analysis of data was carried out by applying SPSS 21.0. ANOVA and correlation tests were carried out to establish the relation among variables. The results also revealed significant relationship between physical mobility, cognitive decline and depression. Examination of results also shows that demographic variables influence physical mobility, cognitive decline and depression of the institutionalised elderly. This study has great value for the institutions and elderly to understand the physical and psychological wellbeing of elderly.

Keywords: Physical Mobility, Cognitive Decline, Depression, Institutionalised Elderly.

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