Factors associated with social isolation in community-dwelling older adults: a cross-sectional study

  title={Factors associated with social isolation in community-dwelling older adults: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Reshma Aziz Merchant and Shumei Germaine Liu and Jia Yi Lim and Xiaoxi Fu and Yiong Huak Chan},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
Purpose Social isolation in older adults is a major public health problem and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. There are limited data on the association between social isolation and physical function including gait speed. Hence, this study is to determine the prevalence of social isolation and its association with gait speed, frailty, cognition, depression and comorbidities amongst community-dwelling older adults. Methods Social isolation, depression, frailty and perceived… 
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