RBPA

AcronymDefinition
RBPARadio Broadcasting Preservation Act
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Participants selected within the experimental group were asked to participate in a 12-week RBPA program consisting of seven primary exercises.
BDI-II data were collected prior to initiation of RBPA at baseline, 4, 8, and 12 weeks.
Can participation in an organized RBPA alter perceived depression level scores for older adults living in a LTC facility over time?
Null Hypothesis: There is no difference in perceived depression scores per individual due to the RBPA program among older adults residing in a LTC facility over time.
Alternative Hypothesis: There is a difference in perceived depression scores per individual due to the RBPA program among older adults residing in a LTC facility over time.
For the experimental group, the researcher rejected the null hypothesis and therefore failed to reject the alternative hypothesis indicating that there was a difference in perceived depression scores per individual due to the RBPA among older adults residing in a LTC facility over time.
This suggested that there was a difference in perceived depression scores per individual in the experimental group due to the RBPA program among older adults residing in a LTC facility over time, when compared to individual scores in the control group.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether participation in an organized RBPA program would lower perceived depression scores for older adults living in a LTC facility over time.
However, because the mean scores did not decrease as much between the week-8 and week-12 tests, this indicates that the subjects' interest in the RBPA might have peaked and the interest of the subject in the RBPA may have lessened.
Overall, scores from baseline testing to the final 12week testing periods suggested that the mean depression scores continually decreased as well as the U score suggested significance infer that the RBPA program did help reduce perceived depression levels of the 11 participants who completed the BDMI instruments at all four designated testing periods.
The RBPA program appears to be effective in lowering reported levels of depression of older adults residing in a LTC facility who participated in this study.
Education regarding the potential benefits of participating in RBPA should also be provided to staff and administration at the facility.