to compare the level of depression among elderly men and women residing at selected old age home in Sindhudurg
Baby Shakuntala and Dr. Anupama Vinay Oka
Background: Old age comes with a lot of different health concerns and diseases. The most common mental and neurological disorder in old age group is dementia and depression, which affect approximately 5% and 7% of the world older population respectively. Methodology: A quantitative approach with descriptive comparative research design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected old age home from Sindudurga were selected using convenient sampling technique. The sample consisted of 50 elderly people (25 male and 25 female). The tools used for data collection was elderly depression scale. Results: The major findings of the study revealed that, majority of the elderly men residing in old age home had 17 (68%) mild level of depression whereas 8(32%) had mild level of depression. The data collected from elderly women residing in old age home revealed that majority of elderly women 14(56%) had moderate level of depression while other had 11(44%) mild level of depression. Conclusion: From the data analysis and the findings of the presence study, it is concluded that, there was significant difference between the moderate level of depression between elderly men and women residing in old age home.
Baby Shakuntala, Dr. Anupama Vinay Oka. to compare the level of depression among elderly men and women residing at selected old age home in Sindhudurg. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2022;4(2):39-42. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2022.v4.i2a.91