2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
A comparative study of depression in elderly males and females residing in old age home in Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Pramod Kumar Yadav and CD Agashe
During last one hundred years, longevity has increased manifold. This has also led to rise of elderly population. The sizeable chunk of these elderly resides in old age homes. The basic idea of establishing old age homes was to cater the need of elderly who do not have spouse or caretaker to look after them. The present study aims to compare geriatric depression in male and female elderly residing in old age homes in the state of Chhattisgarh. To conduct the study 40 male and 40 female elderly (>60 years) residing in old age homes were selected as sample. The established old age homes from where the sample is taken are located in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. The average age of elderly males was 65.33 years while that of female elderly was 63.14 years. Geriatric Depression Scale prepared by Ganguli et al. (1999) was used as psychological tool in the present study. The results reveal that elderly women living in old age homes were significantly more depressed as compared to elderly males living in old age home. It was concluded that elderly females than males living in old age homes are more prone towards developing depressive symptoms.
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How to cite this article:
Pramod Kumar Yadav, CD Agashe. A comparative study of depression in elderly males and females residing in old age home in Chhattisgarh. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):199-200.