Victor, Christina, Scambler, Sasha, Bond, John and Bowling, Ann (2000) Being alone in later life: loneliness, social isolation and living alone. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 10(4), pp. 407-417. ISSN (print) 0959-2598Full text not available from this archive.
The context for the review of loneliness and social isolation in later life is that of 'successful aging' and 'quality of life'. The term 'quality of life' includes a broad range of areas of life and there is little agreement about the definition of the term. Models of quality of life range from identification of 'life satisfaction' or 'social wellbeing' to models based upon concepts of independence, control, and social and cognitive competence. However, regardless of how the concept of quality of life is defined, research has consistently demonstrated the importance of social and family relationships in the definition of a 'good quality of life'.
|Research Area:||Health services research|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)|
|Depositing User:||Katrina Clifford|
|Date Deposited:||06 Dec 2010 14:52|
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