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Title: The mental health of elderly living in nursing homes following the COVID-19 pandemic
Authors: Hassan, Mayss
Advisors: Tadmori, Racha
Keywords: COVID-19, elderly, nursing homes, depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder
Subjects: COVID-19 (disease)-- Psychological aspects
Older people-- Mental health
Older people--Nursing home care--Lebanon--Tripoli--Case studies
University of Balamand--Dissertations
Dissertations, Academic
Issue Date: 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way of life of individuals on a global level. The initial studies have shown a negative effect on mental health, especially population exposed to lockdown. The main aim of this research was to study the effect lockdown has on the mental health of elderly living in nursing homes. This objective was accomplished by measuring the depression, anxiety and stress levels of elderly through the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale created by Lovibond and Lovibond, along with the Thematic Apperception Test created by Murray and Morgan. The sample selected was from the Social Services Association nursing home in Abu Samra, Tripoli Lebanon. The population consisted of 9 participants, 7 females and 2 males. The results showed significant levels of depressive mood, and symptoms of anxiety. Therefore, the lockdown did have a negative effect on the mental health of elderly living in nursing homes.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-124)
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Type: Thesis
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