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

Houston, Diane M., McKee, Kevin J., Carroll, L., 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. (doi:10.1080/13607869856588) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:17822)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13607869856588
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Diane Houston
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 15:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17822 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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