Affect and loneliness among centenarians and the oldest old: the role of individual and social resources.

@article{Margrett2011AffectAL,
  title={Affect and loneliness among centenarians and the oldest old: the role of individual and social resources.},
  author={Jennifer A Margrett and Kate Daugherty and Peter C Martin and Maurice Macdonald and Adam Davey and John L. Woodard and L. Stephen Miller and Ilene C. Siegler and Leonard W. Poon},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={385-96}
}
OBJECTIVES Affect and loneliness are important indicators of mental health and well-being in older adulthood and are linked to significant outcomes including physical health and mortality. Given a large focus on young-old adults within gerontological research, the primary aim of this study was to examine the ability of individual and social resources in predicting affect and loneliness within a sample of oldest-old individuals including centenarians, an understudied population. METHODS… CONTINUE READING