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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 325) Last page : ( 326)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00066.7

Effectiveness of Laughter Therapy on Depression among Adolescence in Selected College, Salem

Dr. Mrs. Maheswari K.*

Vice Principal, Vinayaka Missions Annapoorana College of Nursing

*Corresponding Author Email:

Online published on 18 September, 2017.


Pre-experimental design with one group pre and posttest and experimental approach was used to assess the effectiveness of laughter therapy on depression among adolescence in selected college, salem.. Overall pre test mean score was 40.73 ± 4.22 which is 65% and the overall post test mean score was 31.5 ± 4.67 which is 51% with an overall difference of 14% reveals that the reduction in the level of depression after implementation of laughter therapy. Hence, it can be interpreted that laughter therapy was effective in reducing the level of depression among the geriatrics.



Laughter therapy, adolescence.


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