Effect of the Cinema Therapy Program for Middle-Aged Women with Depression

우울증 중년여성을 위한 영화치료 프로그램의 효과

  • 신경아 (전남과학대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.07
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of REBT based cinema therapy program on depression, self-esteem, emotional expression and interpersonal relationship of depressed middle-aged women. The subjects of study were 44 middle-aged women with depression who were registered in the mental health center of G city (experimental group 23, control group 21). Data were analyzed using ${\chi}^2$-test, Fisher's exact test, t-test. The results of study suggested that the REBT-based cinema therapy was effective nursing intervention to reduce depression and improve self-esteem, emotional expression and interpersonal relationship skill in middle-aged women with depression. Therefore, REBT-based cinema therapy program could be used as a community psychosocial rehabilitation nursing intervention program.


Middle-aged women;Cinema therapy;Depression;Self-esteem;Emotional expression;Interpersonal relationship


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