Huzurevinde Yaşayan Yaşlılara Uygulanan Anımsama Terapisinin Yaşlıların Yaşam Kalitesine Etkisi
Ercan Şahin, Nilay
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This research was carried out as a quasi-experimental study to assess the quality of life of older adults after the reminiscence therapy implementation as a nursing intervention, older adults living in nursing home. The population of research was consisted of 84 older adults who live in nursing home of Keçiören Municipalty. The sample of survey was consisted of 32 older people who capable of communicating, not have hearing impairment, dementia and psychiatric diagnosis and agree to participate in the study as a volunteer. The older adults were divided into groups and the 12 sessions reminiscence group therapies were applied. Data for the research was collected by questionaire form developed to determine the socio-demographic characterisitics of the older adults and the quality of life was evaluated by using World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument Older Adults Module (WHOQOL-OLD). Data analysis were done Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal Wallis test and Wilcoxon Sign Test. In the research was determined after the reminiscence therapy implementation WHOQOL-OLD quality of life scale six facets score and general score points are decrased according to the pre-test results. Point diffrence between the pre-test and post test was found statistical significant negativetly at the “Autonomy” facets. According to this results is reccomended, reminiscence therapy should carry out the different socio-cultural structure in nursing homes with a larger sample group and randomized control group research.