The effectiveness of spiritual reminiscence therapy for older people with loneliness, anxiety and depression in Malaysia

Elias, Sharifah Munirah Syed and Neville, Christine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4618-5496 and Scott, Theresa and Petriwskyj, Andrea (2020) The effectiveness of spiritual reminiscence therapy for older people with loneliness, anxiety and depression in Malaysia. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 32 (4). pp. 341-356. ISSN 1552-8030


Abstract

The present study aimed to determine if an SRT program is effective in reducing loneliness, anxiety and depression for older people living in a residential aged care facility in Malaysia. A randomized controlled trial design was used. The primary outcome measures were the UCLA Loneliness Scale, the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) and the Malay version of the 14-item Geriatric Depression Scale (M-GDS-14). Of 180 residents, 34 participated. The within-group analysis revealed significant mean differences for loneliness and depression. The findings suggest the value of group-based interventions for older people with loneliness and depression but were inconclusive on the effectiveness of SRT specifically.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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: 04 Dec 2020 03:14
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2021 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety, aged care, depression, loneliness, spiritual reminiscence therapy
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420502 Aged care nursing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2020.1765448
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40210

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