Being alone in later life: loneliness, social isolation and living alone

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) 0959-2598

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Abstract

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'.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 14:52
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 14:52
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17294

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