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The effect of empowerment programs on geriatric depression in daily rehabilitation Farzanegan center of khorramabad city
Shirin Gol Karami, Hossein Mobaraki 1, Mohammad Kamali, Fatemeh Farhodi
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Background and Aim: This study examined the effect of empowerment programs on geriatric depression in daily rehabilitation center Farzanegan of Khorramabad city. 

Materials and Methods: In this interventional study, 40 elderly subjects were participated in the city of Khoramabad with a mean age of 65 years old.  They were 8 men and 12 women in each group.

These people have the ability to perform common tasks without dependence on others and they had no systemic and restrictive disease.Subjects randomly divided into two groups (case and control).In case group, empowerment programs was performed for 40 days and 3 hours in a day. Empowerment program included lifestyle education, rehabilitation services, support services, cultural, sports, arts, tourism and leisure services. Part of the program was general such as training of healthy lifestyle and daily exercise and another part of services was presented based on assessment and diagnosis of treatment and rehabilitation team. This program was produced by designers and experts from the office of country welfare  elderly. Depression scores in both group, before the intervention and at the end of intervention was assessed by the beck depression inventory.

Results: Using the empowerment program, depression scores were reduced after intervention (P≤0.047 ), however in the control group did not make significant changes in depression scores.

Conclusion: The date showed that that regular and consistent application of empowerment program can an effective and complementary method in conjunction with other treatments as well as a non-drug therapy in improving depression.

Keywords: Aging, Depression, Empowerment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/07/14 | Accepted: 2013/01/22 | Published: 2013/07/13
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Gol Karami S, Mobaraki H, Kamali M, Farhodi F. The effect of empowerment programs on geriatric depression in daily rehabilitation Farzanegan center of khorramabad city. mrj. 2013; 6 (4) :65-70
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