Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Effectiveness of Laughter Therapy on Depression among Adolescence in Selected College, Salem



Address:   Dr. Mrs. K. Maheswari
Vice Principal, Vinayaka Missions Annapoorana College of Nursing
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00066.7

ABSTRACT:
Pre-experimental design with one group pre and posttest and experimental approach was used to assess the effectiveness of laughter therapy on depression among adolescence in selected college, salem.. Overall pre test mean score was 40.73 ± 4.22 which is 65% and the overall post test mean score was 31.5 ± 4.67 which is 51% with an overall difference of 14% reveals that the reduction in the level of depression after implementation of laughter therapy. Hence, it can be interpreted that laughter therapy was effective in reducing the level of depression among the geriatrics.
KEYWORDS:
Laughter therapy, adolescence.
Cite:
K. Maheswari. Effectiveness of Laughter Therapy on Depression among Adolescence in Selected College, Salem. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(3): 325-326.
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