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A Comparative Study on Trends of Depression among the Elderly Persons Living in Family and Old Age Home in an Area of Kolkata

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)

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Page : 846-847

Keywords : Depression; Elderly persons; Family; Old age Home;

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The present study aimed to explore the trends of depression among the elderly persons in an area of Kolkata. Accordingly, data had collected from purposively selected sample of 100 elderly (50 from Family/Home & 50 from Old age Home, male & female persons taken equally from Family & Oldage Home). The data has been collected through specially designed general information Schedule and ?Geriatric Depression Inventory? (by J.A. Yesavith, 1982), responses of respondents were gathered to analyze the trends of Depression. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques were used for treatment of data. Interpreted results highlighted that trend of depression is higher in Old age Homes than that of Family/Home environment. Besides, women respondents are prone to depression in family and Old age Home both.

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