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ERIC Number: ED173709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-16
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Person-Environment Interventions With Aging Depressed Women in Institutions.
Wetzel, Janice Wood
The rationale for psychosocial micro and macro interventions for the prevention and treatment of depression in aging women is conceptually based upon empirical research. The investigator's person-environment incongruence model of depression, applied to a study of 50 depressed and 50 non-depressed white women for the purpose of exploring possible psychosocial determinants of depression, provided support for the hypothesis that incongruence between a person's dependence or independence predispositions and family and work environments makes one vulnerable to depression. Research results indicated that there were no differences in the findings for those women (70%) who were between 55 and 67 and the younger 21-55 year-old subjects. Additionally, while most depressed women were dependent, independent women in environments incongruent with their needs were also depressed. Conceptualization of institutional care as integrating aspects of both family (the home) and work (management of residents) environments suggests a need to apply significant findings in order to increase congruence between the needs of the women and their institutional environments. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Confernece of the Gerontological Society (30th, San Francisco, California, November, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility