Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613231
Title:
Depression in Geriatric Facilities
Author:
Likens, Jacob Andrew
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Depression is a very serious issue and can be seen in all stages of life. The geriatric population is often an overlooked area when it comes to mental health. Many people assume depression is just a fact of life when you age. The problem addressed in this paper is whether depression in geriatric facilities can be attributed to perceived living arrangements. Using the Geriatric Depression Scale (1) I wished to determine whether living situations can affect overall performance on the test and also determine whether religion had any influence on the resident’s outlook. The results of the GDS scores do not support my hypothesis. There seems to be no correlation between living on independent or assisted living and GDS score. While the hypothesis was not supported, future studies should be conducted to focus on individual life courses and perhaps utilize a design that can evaluate different life histories.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Settle, Eugene

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleDepression in Geriatric Facilitiesen_US
dc.creatorLikens, Jacob Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorLikens, Jacob Andrewen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractDepression is a very serious issue and can be seen in all stages of life. The geriatric population is often an overlooked area when it comes to mental health. Many people assume depression is just a fact of life when you age. The problem addressed in this paper is whether depression in geriatric facilities can be attributed to perceived living arrangements. Using the Geriatric Depression Scale (1) I wished to determine whether living situations can affect overall performance on the test and also determine whether religion had any influence on the resident’s outlook. The results of the GDS scores do not support my hypothesis. There seems to be no correlation between living on independent or assisted living and GDS score. While the hypothesis was not supported, future studies should be conducted to focus on individual life courses and perhaps utilize a design that can evaluate different life histories.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSettle, Eugeneen
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