Feeling lonely versus being alone: loneliness and social support among recently bereaved persons.

@article{Utz2014FeelingLV,
  title={Feeling lonely versus being alone: loneliness and social support among recently bereaved persons.},
  author={Rebecca L. Utz and Kristin Lee Swenson and Michael S Caserta and Dale A Lund and Brian Devries},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={85-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Despite increases in social support following widowhood, loneliness is among the most frequently reported challenges of bereavement. This analysis explores the dynamic relationship between social support and loneliness among recently bereaved older adults. METHODS Using longitudinal data from "Living After Loss" (n = 328), latent growth curve modeling was used to estimate changes in loneliness and social support during the first year and a half of bereavement among older adults… CONTINUE READING

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