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Garden Walking for Depression: A Research Report

McCaffrey, Ruth DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC; Hanson, Claire MLS, LMT; McCaffrey, William MLS, LMT

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3181f1acd7
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This study was designed to determine the effect of garden walking and reflective journaling on adults who are 65 years old and older with depression. The Geriatric Depression Scale measured depression. Four themes emerged from the interview data collected from each participant.

Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (Dr R. McCaffrey and Mrs Hanson) and McCaffrey LLC Lake Worth, Florida (Mr W. McCaffrey).

Correspondence: Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (rmccaffr@fau.edu)

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.