Hagan, RJ, Manktelow, R, Taylor, B and Mallett, J (2014) Reducing loneliness amongst older people: a systematic search and narrative review. Aging and Mental Health, 18 (6). pp. 683-693.

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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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: loneliness, older people, literature review, effectiveness, social isolation, social support, social network, ageing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 14:40
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:10
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4895

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