The Effects of the Convergence Program using Traditional play on Depression, Sense of Belonging and Suicidal Ideation in Rural Women Elderly

전통놀이를 활용한 융복합 프로그램이 농촌 여성노인의 우울, 소속감 및 자살생각에 미치는 효과

  • Oh, Hyeun-joo (Colleage of Nursing, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Gang, Moonhee (Colleage of Nursing, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Myung-Sook (Dept. of Nursing Science, Howon University) ;
  • Oh, Kyong-ok (Colleage of Nursing, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2017.10.30
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the convergence program using traditional play on the depression, sense of belonging and suicidal ideation in rural elderly women. This study of participants were 42 elderly women aged 65 years old or older in K province(Experimental group= 20, Control group = 22). The data collected from July 17 to August 23, 2017. The experimental group participated in a total of 12 sessions of traditional play program for 50minutes twice a week. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, $x^2$-test, and independent t-test. There were significant differences in depression(t=-4.86, p<.001) and sense of belonging(t=4.611, p<.001) of participants between experimental group and control group after end of the program. Therefore, the program was effective in improving depression and sense of belonging in rural women. We propose further study to confirm the usefulness of the program by expanding the area.


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