British Journal of Psychology Research (BJPR)

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Relationship between Meaning in life, Psychological Wellbeing, and Depression in Elderly (Published)

The current study aims to know the relationship Meaning in life, and Psychological Wellbeing and Depression in Elderly. The study sample consisted of (70) males and females, (35 females, 35 males) and their age ranged between (60 to 75) years with an average and a standard deviation 66.2±4.4) years. The years of education ranged between (8-15) years with mean and standard deviation of (12.3 ±2.8) years. The research tools were the The Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Psychological Well-Being. The results of the statistical analysis of the data revealed a positive correlation between Meaning in life and Well-Bing, Negative correlation between meaning in life and depression, negative correlation between welling and depression.

Citation: Basher E. (2022) Relationship between Meaning in life, Psychological Wellbeing, and Depression in Elderly, British Journal of Psychology Research, Vol.10, No. 2, pp., 23-29

Keywords: Depression, Elderly, meaning in life, psychological-wellbeing

The Informal Caregiver of an Old Family Member (Published)

The objective of this research was to analyze the risk and protective factors present in the informal caregiver of an old relative, in two families of the Municipality of Hecelchakán, of the State of Campeche. The method used was carried out using a qualitative approach of an exploratory nature. The sample consisted of 2 families (main caregiver) of the municipality of Hecelchakán. An interview was applied where the following items were considered: family, economic, social, health and emotional. The results obtained from this project indicate that among the risk factors is the family area, with little or no support in the care of the elderly, likewise the health factor of the people involved undoubtedly affects their well-being. The protective role is given by the society in which they are immersed and the love they feel for who is in their care. As conclusions we can say that the primary caregiver should have help and try to distribute the work more equitably, the secondary caregiver should also be involved in the care of the old relative. The main recommendations are to activate care programs for informal caregivers and to carry out more research about the informal caregiver

Keywords: Caregiver, Elderly, Informal Caregiver, Protective Factors, Risk Factors

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