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The effectiveness of Kataria laughter therapy on increasing the level of General health. QJCR. 2013; 12 (47) :5-21
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This study examined the effectiveness of Kateria laughter therapy on increasing the level of General health in elderly man living in nursing homes. This is a semi-empirical study consisting of a pre-test and a post-test in which two Groups. The sample of this research includes 30 male elderly that lived in Hashemi-Nezhad nursing home. The Goldberg's General Health Questionnaire was used in this research. For analyzing the data, multi analysis of variance (MANOVA) and covariance were used. The results showed significant improvement in increasing the level of General health, social functioning and reduction in depression and somatization, anxiety and sleep disturbance.

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Received: 2015/11/5 | Accepted: 2015/11/5 | Published: 2015/11/8

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