Mood Disorders and How They are Related to Death Anxiety for Some Infirmaries in Baghdad

Authors

  • Aya Muayad Sadoon
  • Hawraa Mohammed Ali Hassan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2881

Keywords:

Death anxiety, Mood disorders, infirmaries, Baghdad.

Abstract

The subject of mood disorders and death anxiety in the elderly is considered one of the topics that have
been addressed only slightly and in limited ways in relation to general trends and psychological research in
other subjects in terms of quality and quantity. As well as if there is a statistically significant effect of sex
variables, the sample of the study consisted of all the elderly who were able to respond to the researcher,
which amounted to (110) elderly people, including (65) males and (45) females. We collected demographic
information about the elderly, as well as translating the mood disorders scale, as well as the arithmetic
averages, percentages, deviations and the Pearson correlation coefficient were used. To reach the results of
the study, a number of results were reached. The suffering of elderly people living in nursing homes in the
capital, Baghdad, from a high level of mood disorders. The suffering of the elderly residing in the nursing
homes of the capital, Baghdad, from a moderate feeling in the level of death anxiety. There are statistically
significant differences at the level of (0.05) between the elderly on the measures of mood disorders and death
anxiety that are related to the gender variable and return to the benefit of females. There is no statistically
significant relationship between mood disorders and death anxiety among the study sample.

Author Biographies

Aya Muayad Sadoon

The General Directorate of DhiQar Education/Sayed Dekhel

Hawraa Mohammed Ali Hassan

The General Directorate of DhiQar Education/Al-Islah Department

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Aya Muayad Sadoon, & Hawraa Mohammed Ali Hassan. (2021). Mood Disorders and How They are Related to Death Anxiety for Some Infirmaries in Baghdad. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 1366-1371. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2881