عنوان مقاله [English]
Depressionis a common symptom in many older adults.The degree of depression is higher between older adults living in sanitarium than older adults who live in the society. Reminiscence therapy is a psychological intervention which is specifically designed to address the issues of particular relevance to older adults such as depression. The aim of this study was to examine the therapeutic effectiveness of integrative and instrumental type of reminiscence for the treatment of depression in institutionalized older adults women in Kermanshah. This study was experimental with a pretest -posttest control group design. Institutionalized older adult’s with mild, moderate to sever symptom constituted the sample. They were randomly assigned into three groups containing two experimental (instrumental and integrative reminiscence) and one control group(active social group).The intervention were implemented in a short –time group format. Each group was consisted of six sessions . Each session was held 90 minutes weekly. The instrument for collecting the data was Geriatric Depression Scale (GDP) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). The data was analyzed through Analysis of variance. Analysis of data showed that integrative reminiscence therapy led to significant reduction in symptoms of depression. There was no significant difference between instrumental reminiscence therapy group and control group. Basedonthe findings of this study, it can be concluded that integrative therapy reminiscence can be applied along with current therapies.