Wolfgang von Renteln Kruse

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PURPOSE There is a need for valid and reliable short scales that can be used to assess social networks and social supports and to screen for social isolation in older persons. DESIGN AND METHODS The present study is a cross-national and cross-cultural evaluation of the performance of an abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6),(More)
Three examples serve to highlight challenges for health care that stem from population ageing and the health situation of the elderly. The first challenge is to develop and evaluate prevention and health promotion programmes for the elderly. Two promising interventions are outlined: 'preventive home visits' and 'active health promotion in old age'. The(More)
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