Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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Many adults who are moving into the later stages of life have difficulties transitioning into a new lifestyle including the move into congregate housing. This lack of a well-adjusted mental transition could lead to mental disorders or health problems, if not addressed. To attend to this concern, the current program was designed to educate older adults residing in congregate housing about basic coping strategies for common stressors; Results of the study indicated that there were no significant changes from pre to post treatment measures. These results may be explained by an insufficient sample size and to overall pre-treatments scores indicating good mental health. Even though results were non-significant, participant feedback was positive and indicated a desire to participate in future workshops. Future research should replicate this study with suggested changes to a clinical population to better detect treatment effects.
Adults; Being; Congregate; Gears; Housing; Increase; Older; Residing; Shifting; Well; Workshop
Clinical psychology; Gerontology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Haboush, Amanda, "Shifting gears: A workshop to increase well being in older adults residing in congregate housing" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1939.