Loneliness, social isolation, and behavioral and biological health indicators in older adults.

@article{Shankar2011LonelinessSI,
  title={Loneliness, social isolation, and behavioral and biological health indicators in older adults.},
  author={Aparna Shankar and Anne McMunn and James Banks and Andrew Steptoe},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          377-85
        }
}
  • A. Shankar, A. McMunn, A. Steptoe
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
OBJECTIVE A number of mechanisms have been proposed through which social isolation and loneliness may affect health, including health-related behavioral and biological factors. However, it is unclear to what extent isolation and loneliness are independently associated with these pathways. The objective of the present analysis was to determine the impact of social isolation and loneliness, individually as well as simultaneously, on health-related behavioral and biological factors using data from… 

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