The prevalence of, and risk factors for, loneliness in later life: a survey of older people in Great Britain

@article{Victor2005ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of, and risk factors for, loneliness in later life: a survey of older people in Great Britain},
  author={Christina R Victor and Sasha Scambler and Ann Bowling and John Ba Bond},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={357 - 375}
}
This study examines the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people in Great Britain, and makes comparisons with the findings of studies undertaken during the last five decades. In addition, the risk factors for loneliness are examined using a conceptual model of vulnerability and protective factors derived from a model of depression. Loneliness was measured using a self-rating scale, and measures of socio-demographic status and health/social resources were included. Interviews were… 
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