A Practical Approach to Assessing and Mitigating Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 14 February 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15746

Autores: Carla Perissinotto MD, MHS., Julianne Holt‐Lunstad PhD., Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil MD., Ken Covinsky MD.

Background: Loneliness and social isolation are strongly associated with several adverse health outcomes in older persons including death and functional impairments. The strength of these associations has been compared with smoking. Accordingly, loneliness and isolation have significant public health implications.

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