The online platform for Taylor & Francis Group content
Advanced and citation search

Aging & Mental Health

Volume 18, Issue 6, 2014

Translator disclaimer
Reducing loneliness amongst older people: a systematic search and narrative review

Reducing loneliness amongst older people: a systematic search and narrative review

DOI:
10.1080/13607863.2013.875122
Robert Hagana*, Roger Manktelowa, Brian J. Taylora & John Mallettb

pages 683-693

Article Views: 370

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of recent social therapeutic interventions to reduce loneliness in older people. Method: To examine this matter, a literature review, using seven databases, was undertaken using search terms relating to the themes of ageing, loneliness and social support. A total of 17 relevant studies relating to loneliness interventions were analysed. Results: Three studies reporting on new technologies and one on a group work intervention identified significant reductions in loneliness.Conclusion: Further research into interventions using new technologies to reduce loneliness in older people is recommended.

Keywords

Related articles

View all related articles
 

Details

  • Citation information:
  • Received: 17 Jun 2013
  • Accepted: 9 Dec 2013
  • Published online: 17 Jan 2014

Author affiliations

  • a School of Social Work, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland
  • b School of Psychology, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland

Journal news

Librarians

Taylor & Francis Group