Loneliness and social support of older people in China: a systematic literature review.

@article{Chen2014LonelinessAS,
  title={Loneliness and social support of older people in China: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Yu Chen and Allan Hicks and Alison E. While},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={113-23}
}
Loneliness is a serious problem for older people, which can be alleviated by social support. The dramatic population ageing together with social and economic change in China increases the likelihood of loneliness and the availability of different sources of social support of older people. The aim of this review was to identify the prevalence of loneliness and its related factors and sources of social support of older people in China. Electronic literature searches were conducted in September… CONTINUE READING
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