Effects of reminiscence interventions on psychosocial outcomes: a meta-analysis.

  title={Effects of reminiscence interventions on psychosocial outcomes: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Martin Pinquart and Simon Forstmeier},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  volume={16 5},
OBJECTIVES This study integrated results from controlled trials of reminiscence interventions. METHODS Meta-analysis was used to aggregate results from 128 studies on 9 outcome VARIABLES. RESULTS Compared to non-specific changes in control-group members, moderate improvements were observed at posttest with regard to ego-integrity (g=0.64) and depression (g=0.57 standard deviation units). Small effects were found on purpose in life (g=0.48), death preparation (g=0.40), mastery (g=0.40… CONTINUE READING

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