The effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for loneliness, anxiety and depression on older adults in long-term care: a systematic review

Syed Elias, Sharifah Munirah and Neville, Christine and Scott, Theresa (2015) The effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for loneliness, anxiety and depression on older adults in long-term care: a systematic review. Geriatric Nursing , 36 (5). pp. 372-380. ISSN 0197-4572

Abstract

Loneliness, anxiety and depression are common problems for older adults in long-term care. Reminiscence therapy is a non-pharmacological intervention that may be of some benefit. In comparison to individual reminiscence therapy, group reminiscence therapy is a preferred option when dealing with the resource constraints of long-term care. The aim of this paper was to systematically review the literature in order to explore the effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for older adults with loneliness, anxiety and depression in long-term care. Results indicated that group reminiscence therapy is an effective treatment for depression in older adults, however to date, there is limited research support for its effectiveness to treat loneliness and anxiety. Further research and an improvement in methodological quality, such as using qualitative and mixed methods approaches, is recommended to help establish an evidence base and provide better understanding of the effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 00:39
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 04:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety, aged, depression, loneliness, nursing research, psychotherapy, reminiscence therapy
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.05.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35523

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