Effectiveness Of Music Therapy On Depression Among Older Adults
Geriatric depression is a common mental disorder in the older adults , but often goes unrecognized and is inadequately treated. Music therapy helps to relax and get healed up from depression especially for older adults. The objectives of the study is to determine the effectiveness of music therapy on depression among older age and association of demographic variables with the level of depression in the post test among older adults. A quantitative research approach with pre-experimental one group pre and post-test design was adopted. A total of 50 samples were recruited by using purposive sampling technique. The structured geriatric depression scale was used to determine the level of depression respectively. The music therapy steps was instructed and done by the study participants. The results revealed that there was a statistically significant difference between pre and post test regarding depression at the level of p< 0.001. Therefore the study concluded that Music therapy is one of the innovative non pharmacological therapies that can be administered easily which it is cost effective and do not compromise with the patient’s privacy.
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