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Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 1991 Oct;5(5):292-8.

The effects of reminiscence on psychological measures of ego integrity in elderly nursing home residents.

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  • 1School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Athens 30605.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a reminiscence group to increase ego integrity in elderly nursing home residents. Erickson's developmental theory and Butler's theory of reminiscence provided the theoretical framework for the study. It was hypothesized that reminiscing would increase life satisfaction, self-esteem, and decrease depression. Fifty-four nursing home residents were randomly assigned to a reminiscence group or a control group. No statistically significant relationship was found between reminiscing and life satisfaction, depression, or self-esteem; however, results indicated there was a positive socializing effect for those who participated in the group process.

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