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Title: Transmissive Reminiscence Therapy with College Students and Institutionalized Senior Adults

Author (s):  Thomas Tatchell, Timothy Jordan, Phillip Waite, Renny Tatchell

Abstract:  The aims of this study were to determine the effectiveness of five sessions of one-on-one, transmissive reminiscence therapy (TRT) and to assess the effects of serving as a facilitator for TRT. Fifty-one undergraduate college students from the University of Toledo were trained to conduct five 45-minute sessions of TRT with institutionalized senior adults. A pretest/posttest control group design was employed in order to detect differential effects of the therapy. The impact of the therapy was measured using a survey instrument, the Short Form General Health Survey (SF-36). The impact of serving as a TRT facilitator was measured qualitatively via weekly journals and a final reflection paper.

Category: Arts/Oral History/Culture

Keywords: Reminiscence therapy, transmissive reminiscence, gerontology, aging, oral history, intergenerational relationships

Reference: Tatchell, T., Jordan, T. R., Waite, P. J., Tatchell, R. H. (2003). Transmissive Reminiscence Therapy with College Students and Institutionalized Senior Adults. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1(4): 35-52.

Peer-reviewed journal: yes

Link to Full Texthttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J194v01n04_04#preview

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