International Journal of Advanced Educational Research

International Journal of Advanced Educational Research


International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)

Anxiety and depression among elderly people living in Hyderabad


Srisailamaiah Maheswara, Suresh K

Background: Aging is the process of getting older and is characterized by changes in the biological, psychological and social functioning of an individual. A significant feature of these changes is marked by decline and deterioration. It is certain in of human destiny and comes to everyone of us. The lives of most elderly people today adversely affected by changing life style, such as retirement, widowhood, loneliness and multiple losses making them prone to anxiety and depression. It’s a major health concern. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of anxiety and depression among elderly living in Hyderabad. Material and method: For the purpose of the study a total sample of 360 were taken aged 60 to 75 years Living in Hyderabad. Anxiety was measured by using Beck’s anxiety Inventory (BAI) and depression was measured by using Geriatric Depression Scale developed by Yesavage and standardized by Jamuna. D (2013) as a part of ICSSR study. For the analysis of the obtained scores t-ratio and co-efficient of correlation were computed. Results: The result shows that there is significant difference between anxiety and depression in relation to gender among elderly. Found that there is Positive correlation between anxiety and depression levels. Conclusions: Anxiety plays an important role in determining depression among aged.
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Srisailamaiah Maheswara, Suresh K. Anxiety and depression among elderly people living in Hyderabad. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 36-38
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