Sreetha P., Dhanya, Angela Gnanadurai, Neethi Valsan
Sreetha P.1*, Sr. Dhanya2, Dr. Angela Gnanadurai3, Dr. Neethi Valsan4
1MSc Nursing, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Nursing School in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
2Associate Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Nursing School in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
3Principal, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Nursing School in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
4Associate Professor, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Nursing School in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2021
Depression among elderly people often goes undetected but has severe consequences on quality of life. The present study was aimed at assessing the effect of colouring mandala art on depression among elderly persons residing in the selected old age homes. Objective: Assess the level of depression before and after Mandala art among the elderly persons, compare the effectiveness of colouring mandala art on level of depression among the elderly persons after the intervention and associate the pre-test level of depression with selected socio demographic and clinical data variables. Methodology: Quasi experimental, one group pre-test post-test design was used in the study. 30 elderly people from the selected old age homes, who met the inclusion criteria were included by using purposive sampling technique. Pre-test was conducted by using sociodemographic, clinical data questionnaire and beck's depression inventory scale. Post test was conducted 8 days after the intervention. Result: Majority of the samples 16 (53.33%) were in the age between 60-70. Majority of the sample 23 (76.67%) were females. 13 (43.33%) samples have primary level of education and more than half of the sample 17 (56.67%) were single. More samples 17 (56.67%) came from nuclear family and 76.67 % (23) of samples voluntarily admitted in the old age home. 93.33% (28) of sample independently doing their daily activity. The mean pre-test score of depression (23.47) is higher than that of the post-test score (19.57). The Paired t test showed a highly significant (p<0.01) difference in the level of depression among elderly person before and after colouring mandala art. The calculated paired t value on overall depression score of experimental groups (‘t29’ =5.492, p<0.01) was higher than the table value (‘t29’ =2.045, p<0.01). Chi square test showed the clinical data variable activity of daily living had significant association with pre-test level of depression among elderly persons. Conclusion: Colouring mandala art was effective in improving level of depression among elderly people lives in the selected old age home in Thrissur.
Cite this article:
Sreetha P., Dhanya, Angela Gnanadurai, Neethi Valsan. Effect of Colouring Mandala Art on Depression among Elderly Persons. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):185-188. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00045.4
Sreetha P., Dhanya, Angela Gnanadurai, Neethi Valsan. Effect of Colouring Mandala Art on Depression among Elderly Persons. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):185-188. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00045.4 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-2-13
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