Association between the depression and the level of human functioning among the elders
Lingaraju AR and Dr. Seena S
Introduction: In a current scenario globally the old age population growing constantly because of advanced health care facilities. Meanwhile these group of people suffering with lot of physical and psychological and social problems that is challenging them to live happily in a society. Many of these elders experiencing depression which is hidden and intern that is directly or indirectly affecting their human functioning and social association. Still many of them were unaware of their depression status and how to resolve those. With this brief introduction the present study was conducted to investigate the association between the depression and the level of human functioning among the elders.
Methods: This study was carried out on 200 elderly people in both men and women residing in Ghanekhunt Lote villages of Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. The tools used were depression and independent Scale.
Results: revealed a significant association between depression and level of human functioning.
Conclusion: There is a direct association between the level of depression and human functioning.