Intervention against loneliness in a group of elderly women: an impact evaluation.

@article{Andersson1985InterventionAL,
  title={Intervention against loneliness in a group of elderly women: an impact evaluation.},
  author={Lars Andersson},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={355-64}
}
An intervention program, based on an interpretation of everyday loneliness as consisting of two parts--emotional and social estrangement--is discussed. The main variables were availability of a confidant, social comparison and personal control (the CCC-design). The intervention took the form of small group meetings. The sample consisted of elderly women living in Stockholm and interviews were held before, and 6 months after participation in the program. Results showed that subjects had less… CONTINUE READING