Social Isolation, Loneliness and Health Among Older Adults

  title={Social Isolation, Loneliness and Health Among Older Adults},
  author={Caitlin E. Coyle and Elizabeth Dugan},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Health},
  pages={1346 - 1363}
  • C. CoyleE. Dugan
  • Published 23 September 2012
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Aging and Health
Objective: To examine the relationship of social isolation, loneliness and health outcomes among older adults. Methods: Using data from the Leave Behind Questionnaire of the Health and Retirement Study (2006 and 2008), (n = 11,825) several indicators of social isolation were scaled and the Hughes 3-Item Loneliness Scale was used. Two measures of health (self-rated health and mental health conditions) were examined using logistic regression. Results: Loneliness and social isolation were not… 

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