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International Journal of Home Science

2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART F

Depression among elderly residents of Kolkata: A comparative study on cardiac and non cardiac elderly patients

Author(s): Dr. Anindita Dey
Abstract:
Depression is the most common problem of the elderly. In the present scenario of the migration of the youth, retirement, loneliness, diseases and other causative factors lead to depression among elderly residents of Kolkata. Keeping this backdrop in mind the study emphasized on the cardiac and non-cardiac elderly patients mainly living in Kolkata. The population of the study comprised of hundred elderly belonging to two age groups (60 – 70 years and 70 – 80 years). The Beck Depression Inventory was used to find out their level of depression. Correlation coefficients were calculated to find out the effect of age, gender and cardiac condition on the two age groups and gender groups. The t – test was also performed to find out the difference between the samples of the study. The present study therefore intends to help us to conclude whether the elderly suffer from depression, the causative factor being cardiac problems and the methods that can be undertaken to eradicate such problems from the lives of the senior citizens.
Pages: 308-312  |  190 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anindita Dey. Depression among elderly residents of Kolkata: A comparative study on cardiac and non cardiac elderly patients. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(3):308-312.
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