The impact of depression Level among elderly residents in nursing home and community: A comparative study


  • Walaa Yehya abed zead College of nursing, University of Karbala, psychiatric nursing Department
  • Ali Kareem khadir College of nursing, University of Karbala, psychiatric nursing Department



Depression, Elderly, Nursing home


        The percentage of the elderly is expected to nearly double, from 12% to 22%, between 2015 and 2050 due to the rapid aging of the global population. All told, this means that increase the elderly people over the age of 60 to 2 billion from 900 million. Therefore, it is anticipated that older individuals may experience particular physical and mental health issues this study was done to examine the impact of elderly people's levels of depression and to Compare the level of depression among elderly people living with their families and elderly resident in nursing homes.

         A comparative study non-probability sampling strategy was used choose a judgmental sample of 125 elderly who residents in nursing home and community by using of questionnaire composed of three part: part I demographic characteristic part II, UCLA loneliness scale part III geriatric depression scale, data is analyzed using descriptive statistical data analysis.

           The results of the study indicated that elderly in nursing home and community show moderate level of depression study reveals that elderly people at nursing home have higher level of depression than those in community as indicated by with a p-value of.001

The study conculcated by Providing social and health programs to support the elderly, as well as conducting awareness sessions for caregivers and families on how to take care of the elderly residing in the nursing home or residing with their families


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How to Cite

Yehya abed zead, W. ., & Kareem khadir, A. . (2023). The impact of depression Level among elderly residents in nursing home and community: A comparative study. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 9(5).