Effects of social isolation, loneliness and frailty on health outcomes and their possible mediators and moderators in community-dwelling older adults: A scoping review

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Fecha de publicación: 6 June 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2020.104119

Autores: Fereshteh Mehrabi, François Béland

Background: Over the past decade, the quantity and quality of social relationships in later life have become one of the main challenges facing an aging society. Our aims were to map and synthesize the literature addressing the effects of loneliness, three aspects of social isolation, including social networks, social support, and social participation, and frailty on health outcomes and their mediators and moderators among older adults.

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