Effects of Satir’s Model based Individual Psychotherapy Program among Older Adults with Depression
Caring for older people with depression often focuses on general counseling, and there is no model of follow-up or remediation of major problems consistent with the root cause of depression in the elderly. Depression in the elderly has not yet achieved the goal. This two group pretest-posttest design aimed to examine the effects of Satir’ s model based individual psychotherapy program among older adults with depression. Sample were 40 older adults attending hospital, who were diagnosed with depression and assessed for depression by Thai Geriatric Depression scale (TGDS) and willing to participate in the program. Research instruments included questionnaire, TDGS, and Satir’ s model based individual psychotherapy program.
Research result revealed that depression mean score of older adults after participating in Satir’ s model based individual psychotherapy program was significantly lower than that of before (p=.05).
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