Management of Depression in the Elderly: A Scoping Study
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2016-02-08T17:28:28Z
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceLiterature Review
Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans age 65 or older. Nonpharmacological treatments may be effective within this patient population.
This paper examines the evidence related to 22 nonpharmacological treatments for depression in elderly patients.
A scoping study of the literature was performed, using the framework created by Arksey and O’Malley (2005). Search databases included CINAHL, ProQuest, Cochrane Libraries, Academic Search Premier, PyscINFO, PsycARTICLES, SocIndex, Ovid, PubMed, and Science Direct.
There were 158 articles deemed appropriate for this study. The evidence supports the use of cognitive therapy, life review, and problem-solving therapy. Although exercise is represented by 34% of the evidence found, the results were mixed and inconclusive regarding its effectiveness.
Results of this study lend support for the use of cognitive therapy, life review, and problem-solving therapy. However, gaps exist in the literature providing insight for recommendations for further research.
Keywords: depression, elderly, nonpharmacological, scoping study
Degree GrantorCapella University
Date of Publication2016-02-08
NotesThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
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