The Effectiveness of the Combination of Natural and Murottal Music in Preventing Depression in the Elderly

Rahayu Sumaningsih, Fatimah Fatimah, Sulikah Sulikah, Teta Puji Rahayu


The elderly are prone to depression, due to their lack of ability to adapt to changes in themselves due to physical, mental and social setbacks. This study explained the effect of a combination of natural and murotal music on preventing depression in the elderly. The study used one group pretest and posttest design, with the treatment of combination of natural and murotal music therapy for 30 minutes and lasted for 3 consecutive days the instrument used the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). The p-value of stastical analysis using paired sample t-test was 0.000. As conclusion, natural and murotal music combinations was effective in reducing depression levels.


Keywords: natural music; murotal; elderly



old age depression

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