Impact of Social Isolation on Physical Functioning Among Older Adults: A 9-Year Longitudinal Study of a U.S.-Representative Sample.

  title={Impact of Social Isolation on Physical Functioning Among Older Adults: A 9-Year Longitudinal Study of a U.S.-Representative Sample.},
  author={Borja del Pozo Cruz and Francisco Perales and Rosa M Alfonso-Rosa and Jes{\'u}s del Pozo-Cruz},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
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