A Systematic Review: Factors Related to Happiness and Quality of Life in the Elderly Depression

Thika Marliana, Budi Keliat, Novy Helena Catharina Daulima, Tri Budi W. Rahardjo

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BACKGROUND: Depression is frequent in elderly population. Recognizing the predisposing factors that trigger depression in the elderly is the right step to prevent the worsening prognosis of depression in the elderly. AIM: This study tried to identify essential comprehensively factors contributing to increasing happiness and quality of life (QoL) in the elderly depression. METHODOLOGY: A systematically article abstracts search from EBSCO, ProQuest, Science Direct, Willey Online Library, Scopus, and SINTA. This method of writing was carried out and reported by the guidelines of diagram Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Risk of bias in included studies assessed by Cochrane systematic reviews of intervention. RESULTS: Twenty-five studies were eligible for inclusion in the review from 993 screening process records identified through database searching, duplicates removed, and full-text articles excluded with reasons. Essential factors influencing the QoL in the elderly depression are lack of developmental tasks stimulation, religious belief, satisfaction regarding the QoL, suffering from more chronic disease, experiencing an adverse event, and lack of ability to take self-care. The most influential factor in increasing happiness in the elderly is a feeling of satisfaction with life achievement. CONCLUSION: Clear understanding of the depression predisposing factors in the elderly is critical to better and effectively achieving happiness. The elderly perception about the QoL and how it contributes to their lives is essential information for providing practical nursing interventions in geriatric settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue numberT5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2021


  • Depression
  • Elderly
  • Happiness
  • Quality of life


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