Relación entre los procesos cognitivos y el nivel de depresión en las adultas mayores institucionalizadas en el Asilo San Antonio de Bucaramanga

Translated title of the contribution: Relationship between cognitive processes and depression in elder people institutionalized at the San Antonio elderly home in Bucaramanga

Ana Mercedes Cerquera Córdoba

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    Abstract

    The goal of this article is to identify the relationship between the state of the cognitive processes and the level of depression in elder women at the San Antonio elderly home in Bucaramanga city. In this study, information was collected by means of the application of two instruments (Mini-mental and Beck's geriatric scale of depression) and an in-depth interview with a non-probabilistic sample of 67 elder women from the population studied. Correlational elements of detriment and depression with significant events of the life cycle were found. This research is based on the necessity of finding out the actual conditions of the elder women with regards to the two variables and their correlation, in order to improve the population's mental and emotional health, beginning with actions started by the professionals who assist the elder women. The results suggest that there is a correlation between the detriment of cognitive processes and the presence of depression.

    Translated title of the contributionRelationship between cognitive processes and depression in elder people institutionalized at the San Antonio elderly home in Bucaramanga
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)271-281
    Number of pages11
    JournalUniversitas Psychologica
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2008

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