Older adults are vulnerable to health problems including depression caused by stress when facing changes in their life, such as retirement, illness, disability, placement in a nursing home, the death of a partner and the reduced availability of social support. This study aimed to explain the relationship of social support with the incidence rate of depression in older adults in Hargo Dedali Nursing Home, Surabaya. This research used a correlational design with a cross-sectional approach. The sample consisted of 20 older adults who lived in Panti Werdha Hargo Dedali Surabaya who were selected through purposive sampling. The independent variable was the social support of the older adults while the dependent variable was the incidence rate of depression. The data analysis used was Spearman rho with p = 0.037, r = -0.468 and a significance level of α <0.05. There was a significant relationship between social support and the incidence of older adult depression in Hargo Dedali nursing home, Surabaya. The higher the level of social support, the lower the incidence of older adult depression. Health workers, especially nurses, can improve their competencies in order to provide health services to the older adults, especially when related to the provision of social support and the anticipated incidence of depression in the nursing home.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2019|
- Nursing home
- Older adult
- Social support