Houston, D.M. and McKee, K.J. and Carroll, L. and Marsh, H. (1998) Using humour to promote psychological wellbeing in residential homes for older people. Aging & Mental Health, 2 (4). pp. 328-332. ISSN 1360-7863.
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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.
|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:||02 Apr 2009 15:31|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17822 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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