Cause of Seasonal affective disorder and nurses role to alleviate depressive symptoms : A scoping review
Baek, Eunbi; Kunwar, Abhilekh (2017)
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Seasonal changes have always been influencing factor in different illness among the people from ancient time. Considerable attention has been drawn to the seasonal affective disorder since its discovery in 1984 by Rosenthal and her companion. Residing in Nordic country, Researcher have wondered the relationship between low mood and long winter, which motivated us to do study about this area further. The main objective of this study is to point out the epidemiological factor that cause the seasonal affective disorder and nurses contribution in mitigating the depressive symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Diathesis stress model of psychology and Comfort theory of nursing have been utilized as our theoretical framework. A rather recent methodology called scoping review has been chosen as our methodology. Various search engines were used, such as, PubMed, Scholar Google, google search engine, Ebsco and Finna. The chosen materials included qualitative as well as quantitative articles from journals, grey literature, webpage from authentic organization. Two reviewers were engaged to search and screen studies independently, using formulated selection criteria, for inclusion in our study. The sturdy will attract the attention of nurses towards the winter depression and nurse’s intervention strategy.