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Reducing loneliness amongst older people: a systematic search and narrative review

Hagan, Robert J, Manktelow, Roger, Taylor, Brian J and Mallett, John (2014) Reducing loneliness amongst older people: a systematic search and narrative review. Aging and Mental Health, 18 (6). pp. 683-693. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13607863.2013.875122

DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2013.875122

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of recent social therapeutic interventions to reduce loneliness in older people. Method: To examine this matter, a literature review, using seven databases, was undertaken using search terms relating to the themes of ageing, loneliness and social support. A total of 17 relevant studies relating to loneliness interventions were analysed. Results: Three studies reporting on new technologies and one on a group work intervention identified significant reductions in loneliness.Conclusion: Further research into interventions using new technologies to reduce loneliness in older people is recommended.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Older people, loneliness, ageing, literature review
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:30152
Deposited By: Mr Robert Hagan
Deposited On:16 Sep 2014 10:40
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:15

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