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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-52

Effectiveness of Remisniscence Thereapy on cognitive function impairment among Geriatric Population living in old age homes of Punjab

1 Organ Transplant Coordinator (MN, PhD Scholar): PGIMER (Chandigarh), Ludhiana, India
2 Formar Professor,College of Nursing, CMC, Ludhiana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262506

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Cognitive function declines with advancing age particularly in older adults aged 60 years and above. Reminiscence therapy does have a role in the effective care of the aged person. The present study aimed to assess and compare the pre test and post test cognitive function impairment among geriatric population. Methodology: The research approach was experimental approach with pre -experimental one group pretest -post test design. The sample consists of 150 study participants. The tool used for data collection was mini mental status examination scale. An interview technique was used to collect the data. Pretest was taken on day one. Six sessions (twice weekly for 3-weeks) of reminiscence was given. Posttest of Geriatric population was taken after 21 days of pretest. Results: The calculated t value was 31.499 is more than table value at df (149) at 0.05 level of significance. This indicated that reminiscence therapy was effective in decreasing the cognitive function impairment among study participants. Research findings regarding the use of reminiscence therapy can help the nurses to utilize this specific intervention in their work with older client.

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