The effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for loneliness, anxiety and depression in older adults in long-term care: A systematic review

Syed Elias, Sharifah Munirah, Neville, Christine and Scott, Theresa (2015) The effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for loneliness, anxiety and depression in older adults in long-term care: A systematic review. Geriatric Nursing, 36 5: 372-380. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.05.004


Author Syed Elias, Sharifah Munirah
Neville, Christine
Scott, Theresa
Title The effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for loneliness, anxiety and depression in older adults in long-term care: A systematic review
Journal name Geriatric Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-3984
0197-4572
Publication date 2015-06-19
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.05.004
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 5
Start page 372
End page 380
Total pages 9
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Mosby
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Loneliness, anxiety and depression are common problems for older adults in long-term care. Reminiscence therapy is a non-pharmacological intervention that may be of some benefit. In comparison to individual reminiscence therapy, group reminiscence therapy is a preferred option when dealing with the resource constraints of long-term care. The aim of this paper was to systematically review the literature in order to explore the effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for older adults with loneliness, anxiety and depression in long-term care. Results indicated that group reminiscence therapy is an effective treatment for depression in older adults, however to date, there is limited research support for its effectiveness to treat loneliness and anxiety. Further research and an improvement in methodological quality, such as using qualitative and mixed methods approaches, is recommended to help establish an evidence base and provide better understanding of the effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy.
Keyword Anxiety
Aged
Depression
Loneliness
Nursing research
Psychotherapy
Reminiscence therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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