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Effect on the Life Satisfaction and Emotional Clarity For Adult Women by Laughter Therapy Program (웃음치료 프로그램이 성인 여성의 삶의 만족과 정서인식 명확성에 미치는 효과)

  • Jung, Ha-Gon
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.15 no.9
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    • pp.511-518
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the laughter treatment program on the satisfaction of life and emotional perception clarity of adult women. The subjects were 90 adult women in P metropolitan city who agreed to participate in the experiment and randomly placed 45 women in the control group and 45 women in the experimental group. In the experimental group, the laughter treatment program was conducted for fifteen weeks for a total of fifty minutes a week. t-test and covariance analysis were used to verify the effectiveness of the laughter treatment program. The results of the study are as follows. First, it was found that the laughter treatment program significantly improves the satisfaction of life of adult women. Second, the laughter treatment program significantly increased the emotional perception of adult women. Finally, the implications and limitations of this study and future research topics were discussed.

Convergence Study of Laughter Therapy's Effects on Depression among Older Adults in Korea: A Meta-Analysis (웃음치료가 노인 우울에 미치는 효과에 관한 융합연구: 메타분석)

  • Do, Eunna;Cho, Sunhee;Kim, Sun Kyung
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.9 no.6
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    • pp.347-355
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    • 2018
  • A convergence study was conducted to identify effect size, intervention characteristics, and tendency of laughter therapies on depression for Korean older adults. Of the 486 studies searched in 10 databases, 20 studies in the inclusion criteria were selected. The risk of bias was assessed by SIGN's tool, and the data were analyzed using CMA 3.0 software. Overall effect size of laughter therapy on depression of older adults was medium (standardized mean difference [SMD]=-0.57, 95% CI: -0.70~-0.44, p<.001), and heterogeneity was small ($I^2=18%$). Subgroup analysis showed that the effect sizes of institutionalized group, mixed group, 4-6 weeks of duration, and group intervention were higher than the compared groups. Findings of this convergent meta-analysis would be helpful for health professionals to provide more effective laugher therapy sessions. Further replicative studies in long-term care facilities and more randomized controlled trials of laughter therapy are needed.

Effects of Laughter Therapy on Depression in elderly (웃음치료프로그램이 노인의 우울에 미치는 효과)

  • Chang, Mi Young
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.12 no.6
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    • pp.501-508
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a laughter therapy on depression, of elderly. Methods: A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent control group pretest posttest design was used. Participants (n=38) included elders. Data were collected from October 1 to 22, 2013. Experimental group (n=19) participated in laughter therapy four times, once a week for 50 min per session. Questionnaires were used to measure pretest and posttest levels of depression. Results: At the end of four-week intervention, depression score (z=-2.59, p= .017) was significantly decreased in the experimental group compared to control group. Conclusion: The study results suggest that the laughter therapy is an effective intervention to reduce the depression. It seems that this program can widely be utilized as one of nursing intervention programs for the elderly.

An experience in the laughter therapy by elderly of senior citizen's center (일개 경로당 이용 노인의 웃음치료 참여 경험)

  • Park, Hyun-Ju;An, Hyo-Ja
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.17 no.12
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    • pp.205-217
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    • 2016
  • The objective of this study was to understand the fundamental aspects of the laughter therapy using the Van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological method. Participants of this study included twelve elderly people-four men and eight women-who agreed to participate in this study underwent laughter therapy at a senior citizen's center. Data were collected through focus interviews, a literary work, and a work of art. The essential themes of this study are a healthy life (restoration of health, refreshed feeling), a happy life (stress relief, put idle thoughts out of one's mind, vitality in daily routine, double pleasure through laughter, re-juvenescence with reminiscence), and a wishful life (became optimistic while leaving behind suffering, look forward to things). Healthy life was defined as experiencing the basic motive power of life, happy life was defined as experiencing delightfulness through relationships with others and empathy, and wishful life was defined as experiencing an affirmative life integration through overcoming suffering from losses. In conclusion, laughter therapy showed to improve health, personal relations and life integration for elderly people. Therefore, utilization of laughter therapy will help to improve independence and self-esteem in elderly people.

The Effectiveness of a Laughter Therapy Group Counseling Program for Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-Esteem in Mothers (어머니의 분노 및 우울 치료와 자기존중감 향상을 위한 웃음치료 집단상담 프로그램의 효과)

  • Kim, Sarah Hyoung-Sun
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.31 no.2
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    • pp.197-207
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    • 2010
  • The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a Laughter Therapy Group Counseling Program on overcoming anxiety, depression, and improving the self-esteem of mothers. The State-Trait Anger Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Self-Esteem Scale were used as a pre-test, post-test, and follow-up test respectively. The test results were analyzed using a t-test, a one-way analysis of variance. Twelve mothers suffering from anxiety and depression participated in eight sessions of the program, and were then compared with twelve mothers in the control group who did not receive the treatment. The treatment group showed statistically significant improvements in self-esteem, and reduced levels of anxiety and depression, in comparison to the control group. It was concluded that the program was effective in overcoming anxiety, depression, and improving self-esteem in mothers.

웃는 것도 운동 인류 최고의 명약 '웃음'

  • Lee, Jeong-Mi
    • 건강소식
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    • v.32 no.2
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    • pp.32-33
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    • 2008
  • 웃음은 세상에서 가장 아름다운 언어로 자신은 물론 다른 사람들까지 행복하게 한다. 더불어 건강에도 효과적이다. 여성의 평균수명이 남성보다 더 긴 이유 중 하나도 여자가 남자보다 더 수용적이고 긍정적이며 잘 웃기 때문이라고 한다. 여러 박사들은 논문이나 세미나를 통해 많이 웃을수록 건강하게 오래 살 수 있다고 말한다. 이런 시점에서 웃음이 질병 치료방법의 하나로 서서히 자리를 잡아가고 있다.

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Effects on the Laughter Score, Cortisol and Immunoglobulin of Laughter Therapy in Middle Aged Women (중년기 여성의 웃음치료가 웃음지수, Cortisol 및 면역글로불린에 미치는 효과)

  • Cha, Mi Youn;Hong, Hae-Sook
    • Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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    • v.15 no.4
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    • pp.230-236
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: In this study, the effects of laughter therapy on a laughter index, cortisol and immunoglobulin of middle aged women were examined. Methods: A quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group pre/post-test design were used. The participants (n=54) included 27 in the experimental group and 27 in the control group. The data were collected from February through March of 2013. The experimental group participated in laughter therapy for 40 minutes per session, five times a week for a period of 2 weeks. The tool was used to measure pre/post-test laughter index, cortisol and immunoglobulin of middle aged women. Results: The results showed that laughter therapy was effective in increasing the laughter index (p<.001), and immunoglobulin IgA (p<.001), IgG (p<.001), and IgM (p=.010). Also, the stress hormone, cortisol of middle aged women decreased but non-significantly (p=.158). Conclusion: The result of the study indicates that laughter therapy may have an influence on nursing intervention and treatment effects to improve the laughter index and immunoglobulin of middle aged women.

Development and Effects of Laughter therapy program in Geriatric successful aging and Stress in Elderly (노인의 성공적 노화와 스트레스 감소를 위한 웃음치료프로그램의 개발 및 효과검증)

  • Lee, Do-Young;Seo, Hye-Young;Lee, Baik-Chul;Jung, Gye-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.7 no.4
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    • pp.199-208
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    • 2016
  • This study aims to examine the influence of laughter therapy program on successful aging and stress of elderly by applying 60 minutes of laughter therapy program twice a week for 10 weeks to elderly. By the selection standard, 25 subjects for experimental group at cultural center located in city S, 25 subjects each for comparative group and control group are convenience sampled at senior citizen center located in city S. The data analysis of this study utilized SPSS 19,0 to conduct Analysis of Covariate(ANCOVA). As for the result of conducting laughter therapy program for 10 weeks, the experimental group showed increased successful aging of elderly and reduced stress than the comparative or control group.Therefore, this study has prepared a ground to apply and verify the scientific basis of laughter therapy program in the current condition where various aging problems are emerging due to the aging society.