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Understanding and alleviating loneliness in later life: perspectives of older people

Sullivan, Mary Pat, Victor, Christina Rita, Thomas, Michael (2016) Understanding and alleviating loneliness in later life: perspectives of older people. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 17 (3). pp. 168-178. ISSN 1471-7794. (doi:10.1108/QAOA-06-2015-0031) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60744)

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https://doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-06-2015-0031

Abstract

Purpose

The authors draw on two different studies where the purpose was to qualitatively examine the meaning of loneliness in the lives of older people and how they understood loneliness in the context of their daily life (n=37).

Findings

The dynamic and multi-dimensional characteristics of loneliness in older people may help explain why community-based interventions to diminish it may be so challenging.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/QAOA-06-2015-0031
Uncontrolled keywords: Older people, Interventions, Emotional loneliness, Social engagement, Social environments, Social loneliness
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mike Thomas
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 15:11 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60744 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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