Reducing Social Isolation Amongst Older People - Implications for Health Professionals
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Social isolation is a significant factor effecting the health status of the ageing Australian population. Social isolation can be partly remedied by strategies that encourage social participation. However, there is scant evidence ofrigorous and appropriate evaluation of programs incorporating social participation strategies.
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Robins, L.; Hill, Keith; Finch, C.; Clemson, L.; Haines, T. (2016)Objectives: Social isolation is an increasing concern in older community-dwelling adults. There is growing need to determine effective interventions addressing social isolation. This study aimed to determine whether a ...
Back pain and social isolation: Cross-sectional validation of the friendship scale for use in studies on low back painHawthorne, G.; De Morton, N.; Kent, Peter (2013)Background: Low back pain (LBP) is common, and social isolation is both a risk factor for poor recovery and a consequence. However, no studies seem to have validated social isolation measures in LBP populations. Aims: ...
Pettigrew, Simone; Donovan, Robert; Boldy, D.; Newton, R. (2014)Objective: To explicate lay theories relating to social isolation and to identify instances of positive deviance to inform future efforts to encourage older people to participate in protective behaviors. Method: Twelve ...