PMID: 7993134Oct 1, 1994Paper

A profile of mood in ambulatory nursing home residents

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
S H GueldnerP Schlotzhauer

Abstract

This study examined mood in 54 ambulatory nursing home residents. Female subjects reported significantly lower scores on the Anger-Hostility subscale than either men or normative subjects. Women also scored lower than normative subjects on the Vigor-Activity and Confusion-Bewilderment subscales, whereas men scored lower on the Fatigue-Inertia subscale. Both men and women reported below norm scores for the Tension-Anxiety subscale. Further study is needed to identify sociological factors that may explain diminished expression of mood in this vulnerable population, and to compare these findings with the mood profile of community dwelling elders.

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