Influence of Reminiscence Group Therapy toward Depression Scores in Elderly in the Age of Service and Administration (BPPLU) in Bengkulu Province

Authors : Shinta, Rizanda Machmud, Basmanelly.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 6 - June

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Depression in the elderly is a feeling of sadness, helplessness, and pessimism associated with suffering. To overcome depression can be done with a Reminiscence group therapy. The group approach can have a greater influence on each group member because of the award given. Reminiscence therapy is a psychological therapy specifically designed for the elderly to improve public health status. Reminiscence therapy is the desired process to regain memories of an elderly person in the past. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the therapy of the Reminiscence group on depression scores in BPPLU in Bengkulu Province. The research design uses quasi-experimental pre-test and post-test design with group control. A sample of 64 people, consisting of 32 intervention groups and 32 control groups. Reminiscence group therapy was given as many as 6 sessions.

Keywords : Depression, Elderly, Reminiscence group Therapy, Bibliography: 93 (2003-2016).


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