The Effectiveness of Mind-Body Therapy for Managing Elderly Depression Scale

Authors

  • Lela Nurlela Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60244, Indonesia
  • Sukma Ayu Candra Kirana Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya,26044, Indonesia
  • Anna Fatikha Sari Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60244, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2022.v14i02.008

Abstract

Background: Aging is a process whereby biological or physical decline begins to have an important psychomotor sensation, perception, and appearance in the ADL (Activity Daily Living). Situations like this of course also will affect the psychological condition of the elderly and can be a stressor that can cause negative feelings of feeling helpless, useless, frustrated, hopeless, sad and feeling isolated.  It can trigger the occurrence of mental disorders, especially depression. This study aims to determine the effect of mind-body therapy on depression level reduction in elderly at UPTD Griya Werdha Surabaya. Methods: The design of this study was Pre-Experimental with One group pre-post-test design, with sampling of 32 elderly. The data were collected using a Geritric Depression Scale (GDS-15) questionnaire and mind-body therapy mind-eye. Data analysis using Wilcoxson Signed Rank Test. Results: The results of this study indicate that there is influence of mind-body therapy to decrease depression level in elderly in UPTD Griya Werdha Surabaya 0.000 (ρ <0.05). Conclusion: Depression levels are influenced by sex, age, physical illness. The implication of this research is the need of more support from related institutions or UPTD Griya Werdha Surabaya in developing elderly program to decrease depression level in elderly.

Keywords:

Mind Body Therapy, Depression, Elderly

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Published

2022-10-10

How to Cite

Nurlela, L., Kirana, S. A. C. ., & Fatikha Sari, A. . (2022). The Effectiveness of Mind-Body Therapy for Managing Elderly Depression Scale. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 14(2), 46-50. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2022.v14i02.008