A Pilot Study on the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Reducing Mental Health Problems among Female Elderly during Covid-19 Outbreak
Related literature has shown that COVID-19 has spread around the world, which has brought about negative impacts on the lives of people, and that the elderly, however, face special challenges of mental health problems during the pandemic outbreak including depression, anxiety, and stress. Recent studies also revealed that in emotional reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, the women experienced more stress, anxiety and depression than men. To address this issue, this pilot study aimed to test whether mindfulness-based intervention can help the female elderly reduce their mental health problems in this difficult time of Covid-19 outbreak. Pilot result showed that the intervention is effective in reducing the mental health problems of depression, anxiety, and stress. This finding suggests that the program is significant for the female elderly, mental health practitioners, guidance counsellors, psychologists, and that future researchers should conduct more studies with larger scale to further validate the program effectiveness.
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