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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 769) Last page : ( 772)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00144.5

Effect of Psychotherapy on the Welfare of the Elderly and Disabled People Living in Institutions (Based on the Research in Belgorod Region)

Lysenko Margarita O., Besschetnova Oksana V., Volkova Olga A., Polenova Marina E.

Belgorod State University, Position: Student, 85 Pobeda St., Belgorod, 308015, Russia

Corresponding Author E-mail: russia@prescopus.com

Online published on 29 April, 2017.


The article presents the results of the survey, conducted in 2015 in five social institutions for elderly and people with disabilities in Belgorod region. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of psychotherapy on the welfare of institutionalized elderly and disabled people. The research included the survey of the administration and staff of the institutions for elderly (N=95), as well as the elderly patients themselves (N = 177). The necessity of a purposeful psychotherapeutic work with a contingent of the residential care is discussed in order to reduce the risk of depression and different kinds of dementia.



elderly, disabled, psychotherapy, the residential care, institutionalized elderly adults, social services.


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