Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fecha de publicación: 14 February 2019
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.