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International Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

A study to assess level of depression among elderly in the view to develop an information booklet in selected of Aurangabad city, Maharashtra

Author(s):

Rajshri Kokate, Donit John

Abstract:

Statement: A study to assess level of depression among elderly in view to develop information booklet in Selected of Aurangabad City, Maharashtra. Objective: 1.To assesses depression level among the elderly person. 2. To find out the association between study findings with their selected demographic variables. 3. To develop an information booklet regarding management of depression for elderly. Research methodology: A cross sectional survey approach with descriptive research design was used. 50 elderly residing in selected area of Aurangabad city were selected by using purposive sampling technique. A 15 items Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) questionnaire was used for data collection. Results: There was highest percentage 74% of them were in mild level of depression, 26% of them were in moderate level in depression Conclusion: The study depicted that elderly having mild level of depression. Information book-let play an important role in providing information for others.

Pages: 15-18  |  1107 Views  468 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Rajshri Kokate, Donit John. A study to assess level of depression among elderly in the view to develop an information booklet in selected of Aurangabad city, Maharashtra. Int. J. Nurs. Health Sci. 2021;3(1):15-18. DOI: 10.33545/26649187.2021.v3.i1a.27