Social isolation, loneliness and health in old age: a scoping review

@article{Courtin2017SocialIL,
  title={Social isolation, loneliness and health in old age: a scoping review},
  author={Emilie Courtin and Martin Knapp},
  journal={Health \& Social Care in the Community},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={799–812}
}
  • E. Courtin, M. Knapp
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health & Social Care in the Community
The health and well-being consequences of social isolation and loneliness in old age are increasingly being recognised. [] Key Method We searched nine databases for empirical papers investigating the impact of social isolation and/or loneliness on a range of health outcomes in old age. Our search, conducted between July and September 2013 yielded 11,736 articles, of which 128 items from 15 countries were included in the scoping review. Papers were reviewed, with a focus on the definitions and measurements of…

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