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    Using humour to promote psychological wellbeing in residential homes for older people

    Houston, Diane and McKee, K.J. and Carroll, L. and Marsh, H. (1998) Using humour to promote psychological wellbeing in residential homes for older people. Aging and Mental Health 2 (4), pp. 328-332. ISSN 1360-7863.

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    Abstract

    The impact of a structured humorous activity on the psychological wellbeing of older people in residential settings was assessed. Residents who participated in the humorous activity were found to have significantly reduced levels of anxiety, as measured by the General Health Questionnaire, and significantly reduced levels of anxiety and depression, as measured by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, when compared to residents who received no intervention.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 14:39
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 14:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16505

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