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Young Chung 3 Articles
The Effect of Music Therapy on the Elderly People's Depression and Life-Satisfaction
Mi Jeong Park, Young Chung
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2005;16(3):241-248.   Published online September 30, 2005
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PURPOSE
This research was carried out to examine if music therapy is effective in decreasing elderly people's depression level and in increasing their life satisfaction level.
METHODS
This study used the quasi-experimental design with nonequivalent control group and the pre-test and post-test design, and was conducted from the 26th of July to the 26th of September in 2004. Data were collected using a questionnaire developed by Y.esavage et al. (1983) to measure depression level and one developed by Yoon (1982) to measure life satisfaction level. The subjects were 80 elderly people who were the members of an elderly welfare center in G city. The subjects were divided into an experimental group (n=40) and a control group (n=40).
RESULTS
The first hypothesis' The depression level will be lowered in the experimental group who received music therapy' was supported (t=3.856, p=.000). The second hypothesis' The life satisfaction level will be raised in the experimental group who received music therapy' was supported (t=2.040, p=.045). The results above suggest that music therapy can be an effective nursing intervention for reducing the depression level and increasing the life satisfaction level of elderly people.
Burden and Quality of Life in Main Caregivers of Cancer Patients Treated with Chemotherapy
Duck Mi Na, Young Chung, Kyung Mi Yang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2003;14(4):686-698.   Published online December 31, 2003
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Effects of Group Reminiscence Therapy on Depression of the Elderly Residing at Home
Young Chung, Young Ju Baik
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 1996;7(1):29-37.   Published online June 30, 1996
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The purpose of this study is to exmine the effects of reminiscence therapy on deprssion of the elderly residing at home. The subjects were sampled from the members of senior citizens' centres located in Kwangju City. Total number was 73, 38 for the control group and 35 for the experimental group. The study was carried out after a non-equivalent pretest-posttest design. Data were collected from 23 Jun. to 11 Nov. 1993. Reminiscence therapy was applied only to the experimental group. once a week for 6 weeks. Depression level was measured by the questionnaire before and after treatment given. The results were as follows: 1. Religion and family-attachment among socioeconomic charactiristics were significantly different with the level of depression. 2. Religion and pocket - money provider among socioeconomic charactiristics were significantly different with the level of life-satisfaction. 3. The relationship between depression and life -satisfaction was a significant negative correlation(r=-0.777, P=0.000). 4. The depression level of the experimental group was significantly decreased after the treatment as contrasted with that of control group(P=0.004). On the basis of this study it can be concluded that reminiscence therapy reduces depression level.

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