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Correlates of social and emotional loneliness in older people: evidence from an English community study
Objectives: Loneliness is an important influence on quality of life in old age and has been conceptualised as consisting of two dimensions, social and emotional. This article describes analyses thatExpand
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Socio-demographic, health-related and psychosocial correlates of fear of falling and avoidance of activity in community-living older persons who avoid activity due to fear of falling
BackgroundFear of falling and avoidance of activity are common in old age and are suggested to be (public) health problems of equal importance to falls. Earlier studies of correlates of fear ofExpand
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Predictors of loneliness among older women and men in Sweden: A national longitudinal study
Objectives: Longitudinal research on loneliness in old age has rarely considered loneliness separately for men and women, despite gender differences in life experiences. The objective of this studyExpand
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The COPE index--a first stage assessment of negative impact, positive value and quality of support of caregiving in informal carers of older people
Data was collected in five countries from informal carers of older people ( n = 577) via a common protocol. Carers completed: (1) a 17-item version of the Carers of Older People in Europe (COPE)Expand
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Negative impact and positive value in caregiving: validation of the COPE index in a six-country sample of carers.
PURPOSE The present study attempts to further validate the COPE Index on a large sample of carers drawn from six European countries. DESIGN AND METHODS We used a cross-sectional survey, withExpand
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Activity, friendships and wellbeing in residential settings for older people
Friendships have been demonstrated to influence an individual's psychological wellbeing.This paper reports an investigation into whether friendships influence the psychological wellbeing of residentsExpand
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Posttraumatic stress disorder in older people after a fall
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological condition, never studied in relation to falls in older people. This study determines the prevalence and correlates of PTSD inExpand
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Fear of falling, falls efficacy, and health outcomes in older people following hip fracture
Purpose : This study sought to determine whether fear of falling and falls efficacy independently contribute to the prediction of health outcomes after a fall, controlling for length of stay inExpand
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Components of the difficulties, satisfactions and management strategies of carers of older people: A principal component analysis of CADI-CASI-CAMI
Objectives: To perform a psychometric evaluation of the Carers Assessment of Difficulties Index, Carers Assessment of Satisfactions Index and the Carers Assessment of Managing Index (CADI-CASI-CAMI).Expand
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Coping in family supporters of elderly people with dementia.
Research into supporters of elderly people with dementia has a brief but significant history. Initially, research sought to establish the nature and extent of the distress that supporters endured inExpand
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