Consensus statement: loneliness in older adults, the 21st century social determinant of health?

Show simple item record Prohaska, Thomas Burholt, Vanessa Burns, Annette Golden, Jeannette Hawkley, Louise Lawlor, Brian Leavey, Gerard Lubben, Jim O'Sullivan, Roger Perissinotto, Carla van Tilburg, Theo Tully, Mark Victor, Christina Fried, Linda 2020-12-09T03:16:19Z 2020-12-09T03:16:19Z 2020-8-11
dc.identifier.citation BMJ open 10(8):e034967 11 Aug 2020
dc.identifier.issn 2044-6055
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this consensus statement is to determine the state of the field of loneliness among older people, highlighting key issues for researchers, policymakers and those designing services and interventions. METHODS:In December 2018, an international meeting on loneliness was held in Belfast with leaders from across the USA and Europe. A summary of the conclusions reached at this event is presented following a consensus-building exercise conducted both during this event after each presentation as well as after the event through the drafting, reviewing and agreement of this statement by all authors for over 6 months. RESULTS:This meeting resulted in an agreement to produce a consensus statement on key issues including definitions of loneliness, measurement, antecedents, consequences and interventions. DISCUSSION:There has been an exponential growth in research on loneliness among older adults. However, differing measurements and definitions of loneliness mean the incidence and prevalence, associated risk factors and health consequences are often conflicting or confusing especially for those developing policy and services.
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dc.language eng
dc.publisher BMJ
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dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject Aging
dc.subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
dc.title Consensus statement: loneliness in older adults, the 21st century social determinant of health?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034967
pubs.issue 8
pubs.begin-page e034967
pubs.volume 10 2020-11-11T20:37:03Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published
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pubs.subtype research-article
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 812483
dc.identifier.eissn 2044-6055 2020-8-11

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