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Submitted: 05 October 2017 Modified: 08 May 2019
HERDIN Record #: R07-CITU-17100511540593

The depression status among Filipino elderly cared in primary home and nursing home in Cebu.

Mn G. Baynos,
Ma. Era D. Canillo,
Mary Jane N. Marikit

This study was conducted to determine the depression status and the level of activities of daily living among Filipino elderly in Primary home and Nursing Home in Cebu.

A descriptive research method was used to determine the depression status and the level of daily activities of the living of the elderly. The Geriatic Depression Scale, Katz Activities of the Daily Living and full and in-depth interviews was used by the researchers in gathering facts and information of the respondents.

On the findings of the study, the researchers have found out that the respondents inside the nursing home gained higher score in the level of types of depression than the respondents living in primary home. In terms of daily activities of the daily living of the elderly in the two institutions, the respondents inside the nursing home were found out to be more dependent on their daily activity which was due to decrease of physiological aspects and the relationship between the mental-physical-social activities to the body state. It also showed that the respondents in the nursing home has a higher level of depression which was due to being left behind by their families and feeling of worthlessness.

Therefore, the findings showed that the respondents inside the nursing home has a higher risk in terms of the levels on types of depression, the activities of daily living, and the level of severity of depression. Thus it has been proposed that the designed program in the study can be an instrument in touching the lives of the research respondent and at the same time it would help the caretakers and the family of the elderly in the primary home to know how to help them in the later stage of their lives.

Publication Type
Research Project
June 16, 2014-June 1, 2015
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Cebu Institute of Technology University Res.618.97/B344/2014 Abstract
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