Using humour to promote psychological wellbeing in residential homes for older people

Houston, Diane M. and McKee, Kevin J. and Carroll, L. and Marsh, H. (1998) Using humour to promote psychological wellbeing in residential homes for older people. Aging and Mental Health, 2 (4). pp. 328-332. ISSN 1360-7863. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The impact of a structured humorous activity on the psychological wellbeing of older people in residential settings was assessed. Residents who participated in the humorous activity were found to have significantly reduced levels of anxiety, as measured by the General Health Questionnaire, and significantly reduced levels of anxiety and depression, as measured by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, when compared to residents who received no intervention.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 15:31
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 09:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17822 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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