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

Being alone in later life: loneliness, social isolation and living alone
Being alone in later life: loneliness, social isolation and living alone
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’.
life, living, PHPC, social isolation, aging
0959-2598
407 - 417
Victor, Christina
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Scambler, Sasha
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Victor, Christina
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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), 407 - 417.

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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’.

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: life, living, PHPC, social isolation, aging
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 334718
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/334718
ISSN: 0959-2598
PURE UUID: 5e3c8d9c-6f93-40df-958a-20b47f968c0b

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Date deposited: 21 Mar 2012 11:10
Last modified: 16 Dec 2019 20:39

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Author: Christina Victor
Author: Sasha Scambler
Author: John Bond
Author: Ann Bowling

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