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Effectiveness of a Positive Psychology-based and Character Strengths-integrated Activity Program on Depression, Vitality, Life Satisfaction in Elderly Living Alone in Rural Areas
Sang Mi Han, Yeong Mi Ha
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2016;27(4):299-308.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.4.299
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to develop a positive psychology-based and character strengths-integrated activity program for elders living alone in rural areas, and then to examine the effectiveness of the program.
METHODS
A quasi-experimental pre- and post-test design with a nonequivalent control group was used. The participants included 59 elders in total, of whom 30 were assigned to the experimental group and 29 to the control group. positive psychology-based and character strengths-integrated activity program for elders consists of sixty-minute sessions held twice per week during 6 weeks, hence 12 sessions in total.
RESULTS
There were significant differences between the experimental and control groups in depression, vitality and life satisfaction (all p<.001).
CONCLUSION
The positive psychology-based and character strengths-integrated activity program for elders living alone in rural areas is effective in that it decreased the degree of depression and increased the vitality and life satisfaction in the participants.

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