loneliness

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Summary: The state of feeling sad or dejected as a result of lack of companionship or being separated from others.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Loneliness and HIV-related stigma explain depression among older HIV-positive adults
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Care 22:630-9. 2010
  2. ncbi Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death
    Carla M Perissinotto
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1078-83. 2012
  3. ncbi The clinical significance of loneliness: a literature review
    Liesl M Heinrich
    School of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
    Clin Psychol Rev 26:695-718. 2006
  4. ncbi Loneliness, lack of emotional support, lack of companionship, and the likelihood of having a heart condition in an elderly sample
    Dara Sorkin
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:290-8. 2002
  5. ncbi Loneliness and risk of Alzheimer disease
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:234-40. 2007
  6. doi Loneliness, social support and family function of people living with HIV/AIDS in Anhui rural area, China
    Y H Sun
    Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
    Int J STD AIDS 20:255-8. 2009
  7. pmc Loneliness, health, and mortality in old age: a national longitudinal study
    Ye Luo
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Clemson University, 130F Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:907-14. 2012
  8. doi Loneliness, social support networks, mood and wellbeing in community-dwelling elderly
    Jeannette Golden
    St Patrick s Hospital, Dublin
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:694-700. 2009
  9. ncbi Loneliness and health: potential mechanisms
    John T Cacioppo
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:407-17. 2002
  10. ncbi Stress, loneliness, and depression in Taiwanese rural community-dwelling elders
    J J Wang
    Fooyin Institute of Technology, 151 Chinh-hsuen Road, Ta-Liao Hsiang, 83101, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 38:339-47. 2001

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  1. pmc Loneliness and HIV-related stigma explain depression among older HIV-positive adults
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Care 22:630-9. 2010
    ..Correlations between depression, loneliness, health, and HIV/AIDS-related stigma have been studied, but there is little evaluation of these associations ..
  2. ncbi Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death
    Carla M Perissinotto
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1078-83. 2012
    b>Loneliness is a common source of distress, suffering, and impaired quality of life in older persons. We examined the relationship between loneliness, functional decline, and death in adults older than 60 years in the United States.
  3. ncbi The clinical significance of loneliness: a literature review
    Liesl M Heinrich
    School of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
    Clin Psychol Rev 26:695-718. 2006
    ..In this review, we focus on loneliness as a crucial marker of social relationship deficits and contend that loneliness should command clinicians' ..
  4. ncbi Loneliness, lack of emotional support, lack of companionship, and the likelihood of having a heart condition in an elderly sample
    Dara Sorkin
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:290-8. 2002
    ..Researchers have attributed this association to the feelings of loneliness that accompany social isolation, but they have rarely assessed loneliness directly...
  5. ncbi Loneliness and risk of Alzheimer disease
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:234-40. 2007
    Social isolation in old age has been associated with risk of developing dementia, but the risk associated with perceived isolation, or loneliness, is not well understood.
  6. doi Loneliness, social support and family function of people living with HIV/AIDS in Anhui rural area, China
    Y H Sun
    Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
    Int J STD AIDS 20:255-8. 2009
    The main purpose of this study was to investigate how loneliness was associated with social support and family function among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in an HIV-stricken area of China...
  7. pmc Loneliness, health, and mortality in old age: a national longitudinal study
    Ye Luo
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Clemson University, 130F Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:907-14. 2012
    This study examined the relationship between loneliness, health, and mortality using a U.S. nationally representative sample of 2101 adults aged 50 years and over from the 2002 to 2008 waves of the Health and Retirement Study...
  8. doi Loneliness, social support networks, mood and wellbeing in community-dwelling elderly
    Jeannette Golden
    St Patrick s Hospital, Dublin
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:694-700. 2009
    Both loneliness and social networks have been linked with mood and wellbeing. However, few studies have examined these factors simultaneously in community-dwelling participants...
  9. ncbi Loneliness and health: potential mechanisms
    John T Cacioppo
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:407-17. 2002
    Two studies using cross-sectional designs explored four possible mechanisms by which loneliness may have deleterious effects on health: health behaviors, cardiovascular activation, cortisol levels, and sleep.
  10. ncbi Stress, loneliness, and depression in Taiwanese rural community-dwelling elders
    J J Wang
    Fooyin Institute of Technology, 151 Chinh-hsuen Road, Ta-Liao Hsiang, 83101, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 38:339-47. 2001
    This study examined the stressors and stress levels, loneliness, and depression experienced by Taiwanese rural elders and determine if differences in the level of stress were associated with specific person-environmental characteristics...
  11. doi Oxytocin increases autonomic cardiac control: moderation by loneliness
    Greg J Norman
    Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Biol Psychol 86:174-80. 2011
    ..Furthermore, the effects of oxytocin on cardiac autonomic control were significantly associated with loneliness ratings...
  12. ncbi How can I connect with thee? Let me count the ways
    Louise C Hawkley
    Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:798-804. 2005
    Two studies were conducted to examine mental representations of loneliness and social connectedness. In Study 1, young adults (N = 2,531) completed the revised UCLA Loneliness Scale (R-UCLA scale) and demographic questionnaires...
  13. doi Correlation between loneliness and social relationship among empty nest elderly in Anhui rural area, China
    Zhen Qiang Wu
    Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
    Aging Ment Health 14:108-12. 2010
    To study the possible associations between loneliness and social relationship (social support and family function) in Chinese empty nest elderly.
  14. ncbi The effect of loneliness on malnutrition in elderly population
    Enisa Ramic
    Family Medicine Simin Han, Health Center, Mustafa Sehovic Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Med Arh 65:92-5. 2011
    ..Due to various factors, older people are potentially vulnerable groups at risk of malnutrition. Loneliness, isolation from society and neglect of parents by children is a big problem to many people in old age.
  15. ncbi Loneliness and the metabolic syndrome in a population-based sample of middle-aged and older adults
    Mark A Whisman
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Health Psychol 29:550-4. 2010
    This study evaluated the association between loneliness and the metabolic syndrome, which refers to a clustering of factors that have been shown to increase risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and mortality...
  16. ncbi Loneliness, health and depression in older males
    F M Alpass
    School of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand
    Aging Ment Health 7:212-6. 2003
    b>Loneliness and social isolation, particularly in the older adult, have been shown to influence psychosocial well-being...
  17. pmc Loneliness predicts increased blood pressure: 5-year cross-lagged analyses in middle-aged and older adults
    Louise C Hawkley
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, 940 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:132-41. 2010
    b>Loneliness is a prevalent social problem with serious physiological and health implications...
  18. ncbi Loneliness in everyday life: cardiovascular activity, psychosocial context, and health behaviors
    Louise C Hawkley
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:105-20. 2003
    ..Results confirmed that loneliness predicted higher TPR and lower CO during a normal day...
  19. pmc A meta-analysis of interventions to reduce loneliness
    Christopher M Masi
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 15:219-66. 2011
    Social and demographic trends are placing an increasing number of adults at risk for loneliness, an established risk factor for physical and mental illness...
  20. ncbi Functions of loneliness, social support, health behaviors, and stress in association with poor health
    Chris Segrin
    Department of Communication, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
    Health Commun 25:312-22. 2010
    Prior research has established clear links between social support, loneliness, and various health outcomes. This study was designed to test several theoretically derived explanations for such associations...
  21. ncbi Friendship, loneliness and depression in adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Adolesc 32:309-22. 2009
    This study investigated the relation between friendship, loneliness and depressive symptoms in adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (AS)...
  22. ncbi Breaking the cycle of loneliness? Psychological effects of a friendship enrichment program for older women
    C M S Martina
    Centre for Psychogerontology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 10:467-75. 2006
    ..designed to stimulate improvement in friendship, self-esteem and subjective well-being, as well as reduction in loneliness among older women...
  23. ncbi Associations between the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) and affect, loneliness and intelligence in normal subjects
    Michael J Lucht
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Germany
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:860-6. 2009
    ..We tested hypotheses of associations between positive and negative affects and social and emotional loneliness (285 adults), IQ (117 adolescents) and polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR rs53576, rs2254298 and ..
  24. pmc Familial resemblance for loneliness
    Marijn A Distel
    Biological Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 40:480-94. 2010
    Social isolation and loneliness in humans have been associated with physical and psychological morbidity, as well as mortality. This study aimed to assess the etiology of individual differences in feelings of loneliness...
  25. doi Anxiety, social deficits, and loneliness in youth with autism spectrum disorders
    Susan W White
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 24061, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1006-13. 2009
    The purpose of this study was to explore relationships among anxiety, loneliness, and degree of social skill deficit in a sample of youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)...
  26. ncbi Loneliness, fear, and quality of life among elderly in Sweden: a gender perspective
    Ulf Jakobsson
    Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:494-501. 2005
    The aim of this work was to study feelings of loneliness and fear among elderly people (75+) in a gender perspective, and to explore their causes.
  27. ncbi Loneliness as a predictor of hospital emergency department use
    J Geller
    Lawrence Family Practice Residency, MA 01841, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:801-4. 1999
    Recent studies indicate that loneliness is a significant risk factor for many ailments from colds to heart disease...
  28. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of the psychosocial impact of providing internet training and access to older adults
    H White
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Aging Ment Health 6:213-21. 2002
    ..The pre & post measures included the UCLA Loneliness scale, modified CES Depression scale, a measure of locus of control, computer attitudes, number of confidants, ..
  29. doi Effects of psychosocial group rehabilitation on social functioning, loneliness and well-being of lonely, older people: randomized controlled trial
    Pirkko E Routasalo
    The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Helsinki, Finland
    J Adv Nurs 65:297-305. 2009
    This paper is a report of a study to explore the effects of psychosocial group nursing intervention on older people's feelings of loneliness, social activity and psychological well-being.
  30. ncbi Genetic and environmental contributions to loneliness in adults: the Netherlands twin register study
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 Amsterdam, BT, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 35:745-52. 2005
    ..based on two small studies in children indicate that the genetic contribution to individual differences in loneliness is approximately 50%...
  31. pmc Loneliness predicts reduced physical activity: cross-sectional & longitudinal analyses
    Louise C Hawkley
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Psychol 28:354-63. 2009
    To determine cross-sectional and prospective associations between loneliness and physical activity, and to evaluate the roles of social control and emotion regulation as mediators of these associations.
  32. pmc Loneliness matters: a theoretical and empirical review of consequences and mechanisms
    Louise C Hawkley
    Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Behav Med 40:218-27. 2010
    ..Perceptions of social isolation, or loneliness, increase vigilance for threat and heighten feelings of vulnerability while also raising the desire to reconnect...
  33. ncbi Loneliness and risk of mortality: a longitudinal investigation in Alameda County, California
    Andrew C Patterson
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
    Soc Sci Med 71:181-6. 2010
    We investigated the prospective impact of self-reported loneliness on all-cause mortality, mortality from ischemic disease and mortality from other cardiovascular diseases...
  34. ncbi Improved self-management ability and well-being in older women after a short group intervention
    I P Kremers
    Department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 10:476-84. 2006
    ..55 years of age and older, improved with regard to self-management ability, well-being, and social and emotional loneliness after having participated in a newly designed self-management group intervention based on the Self-Management of ..
  35. ncbi Predictors and subjective causes of loneliness in an aged population
    N Savikko
    The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Malmin Kauppatie 26, 00700 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 41:223-33. 2005
    The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence and self-reported causes of loneliness among Finnish older population...
  36. doi Predictors of loneliness in U.S. adults over age sixty-five
    Laurie A Theeke
    Department of Health Restoration, West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 23:387-96. 2009
    The purpose of this study was to examine sociodemographic and health-related risks for loneliness among older adults using Health and Retirement Study Data. Overall prevalence of loneliness was 19.3%...
  37. ncbi Patterns of loneliness in an immigrant population
    Alexander M Ponizovsky
    Mental Health Services, Department of Research and Planning, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 45:408-14. 2004
    b>Loneliness has been recognized as a public health problem that requires the attention of clinicians and researchers both as a condition in itself and in its relation to other conditions...
  38. doi The effects of reminiscence therapy on psychological well-being, depression, and loneliness among the institutionalized aged
    Kai Jo Chiang
    Department of Nursing, Tri Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:380-8. 2010
    To examine the effects of reminiscence therapy on psychological well-being, depression, and loneliness among institutionalized elderly people.
  39. doi Changes in loneliness during middle childhood predict risk for adolescent suicidality indirectly through mental health problems
    Angela C Jones
    John Carroll University, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 40:818-24. 2011
    We investigated whether changes in loneliness during middle childhood as well as from middle childhood into adolescence were associated with adolescent self-harm behaviors and suicidal thoughts using a community sample of 889 participants...
  40. ncbi European and Canadian studies of loneliness among seniors
    Daniel Perlman
    School of Social Work and Family Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Aging 23:181-8. 2004
    This article provides a commentary on a set of five other articles reporting European and Canadian studies of loneliness among seniors...
  41. doi Loneliness and ethnic minority elders in Great Britain: an exploratory study
    Christina R Victor
    School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:65-78. 2012
    b>Loneliness, which describes the deficit between an individuals' expectation of the quality and/or quantity of social relationships and the actuality, is associated with poor quality of life, negative health outcomes and, in some cases, ..
  42. doi On failed intersubjectivity: Recollections of loneliness experiences in offspring of Holocaust survivors
    Hadas Wiseman
    Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:350-8. 2008
    Intergenerational consequences of extensive trauma experienced by parents for the loneliness experienced by their children were explored in 52 adults (26 men and 26 women) who grew up in Holocaust survivor families...
  43. doi Association of MTHFR C677T polymorphism with loneliness but not depression in cognitively normal elderly males
    Wen Hsuan Lan
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurosci Lett 521:88-91. 2012
    ..The present work aimed to investigate the effect of MTHFR C677T polymorphism on the presence of depression and loneliness in cognitively normal male subjects...
  44. ncbi An exploration of loneliness: communication and the social networks of older people with cerebral palsy
    Liora Ballin
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 32:315-26. 2007
    There is a large body of research focusing on the experiences of loneliness of older adults, yet little is known about the loneliness experiences of older adults with lifelong disability...
  45. ncbi Loneliness and depression in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders
    R Beeson
    University of Akron, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 21:779-806. 2000
    ..daughters providing care for Alzheimer's disease family members was conducted to examine the relationships among loneliness and depression and the following variables: quality of the past relationship, relational deprivation, quality of ..
  46. ncbi Addressing loneliness in later life
    Simone Pettigrew
    UWA Business School, University of Western Australia, Crawley WA, Australia
    Aging Ment Health 12:302-9. 2008
    Social and solitary pastimes with the potential to ameliorate the experience of loneliness among older individuals were investigated for the purpose of informing future interventions designed to reduce the negative consequences of social ..
  47. ncbi Loneliness in patients with rheumatic diseases: the significance of invalidation and lack of social support
    Marianne B Kool
    Utrecht University, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychol 146:229-41. 2012
    ..b>Loneliness is prevalent in individuals with rheumatic diseases...
  48. doi Psychosocial group rehabilitation for lonely older people: favourable processes and mediating factors of the intervention leading to alleviated loneliness
    Niina Savikko
    The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Older People Nurs 5:16-24. 2010
    b>Loneliness among community-dwelling older people is a common problem, with serious health consequences.
  49. ncbi Look (closely) at all the lonely people: age and the social psychology of social support
    Jason Schnittker
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Sociology, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
    J Aging Health 19:659-82. 2007
    ..This article explores the relationship between age and social support. Previous research on the relationship has reached inconsistent conclusions...
  50. doi The relation between trust beliefs and loneliness during early childhood, middle childhood, and adulthood
    Ken J Rotenberg
    Keele University, School of Psychology, Keele, UK
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:1086-100. 2010
    Four studies examined the relation between trust and loneliness. Studies 1, 2, and 3 showed that trust beliefs negatively predicted changes in loneliness during early childhood (5-7 years), middle childhood (9-11 years), and young ..
  51. pmc Changes in depressive symptoms, social support, and loneliness over 1 year after a minimum 3-month videoconference program for older nursing home residents
    Hsiu Hsin Tsai
    School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
    J Med Internet Res 13:e93. 2011
    A 3-month videoconference interaction program with family members has been shown to decrease depression and loneliness in nursing home residents...
  52. doi How daydreaming relates to life satisfaction, loneliness, and social support: the importance of gender and daydream content
    Raymond A Mar
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Conscious Cogn 21:401-7. 2012
    ..we daydream about influences the relation between daydreaming and happiness variables like life satisfaction, loneliness, and perceived social support (Study 3; N=361)...
  53. ncbi The SOLINUT study: analysis of the interaction between nutrition and loneliness in persons aged over 70 years
    M Ferry
    CH de Valence et Centre de Prevention CDPRV 26 24 rue du Jeu de Paume 26000 Valence, France
    J Nutr Health Aging 9:261-8. 2005
    Insufficient nutritional status is a frequent problem in the elderly, correlated with aging, diseases, but also environmental factors in this growing part of the population. Loneliness should be one of these factors.
  54. doi Islands of loneliness: exploring social interaction through the autobiographies of individuals with autism
    Julie Causton-Theoharis
    Department of Teaching and Leadership, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 47:84-96. 2009
    ..This article discusses the broad themes of (a) the desire to have connections and (b) navigation through the world of people. Last, implications for the education of individuals with autism are considered...
  55. ncbi Situational versus chronic loneliness as risk factors for all-cause mortality
    Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:455-62. 2010
    Several international studies have substantiated the role of loneliness as a risk factor for mortality...
  56. doi Implicit and explicit self-esteem as concurrent predictors of suicidal ideation, depressive symptoms, and loneliness
    Daan H M Creemers
    Mental Health Care Institute, GGZ Oost Brabant, Burg Kuyperlaan 5, 5461 AA Veghel, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:638-46. 2012
    ..these two constructs, and their discrepancy are associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and loneliness. Participants were 95 young female adults (M = 21.2 years, SD = 1.88) enrolled in higher education...
  57. doi Social support, loneliness, recuperative processes, and their direct and indirect effects on health
    Chris Segrin
    Department of Communication, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Health Commun 26:221-32. 2011
    This study tested predictions that potentially explain why social support is associated with better health and loneliness is associated with poorer health...
  58. ncbi Relations among loneliness, social anxiety, and problematic Internet use
    Scott E Caplan
    Department of Communication, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 10:234-42. 2007
    ..The study examined the extent to which social anxiety explains results previously attributed to loneliness as a predictor of preference for online social interaction and problematic Internet use...
  59. doi Social isolation, loneliness and health among older adults
    Caitlin E Coyle
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125 3393, USA
    J Aging Health 24:1346-63. 2012
    To examine the relationship of social isolation, loneliness and health outcomes among older adults.
  60. pmc Perception and negative effect of loneliness in a Chicago Chinese population of older adults
    XinQi Dong
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, 1645 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, United States
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:151-9. 2012
    This qualitative study aims to investigate the cultural understandings of loneliness, identify the contexts of loneliness, and to examine its effect on the health and well-being of U.S. Chinese older adults...
  61. doi Boredom-proneness, loneliness, social engagement and depression and their association with cognitive function in older people: a population study
    Ronan M Conroy
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    Psychol Health Med 15:463-73. 2010
    ..Republic to examine the relationship of cognitive impairment, assessed using the Abbreviated Mental Test, with loneliness, boredom-proneness, social relations, and depression...
  62. ncbi The prevalence of loneliness among adults: a case study of the United Kingdom
    Christina R Victor
    School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    J Psychol 146:85-104. 2012
    Within contemporary Western (post) modern societies, loneliness is seen as a problem that is particularly associated with old age. Much less attention has been given to examining variations in loneliness across age groups...
  63. doi Loneliness, social isolation, and behavioral and biological health indicators in older adults
    Aparna Shankar
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Health Psychol 30:377-85. 2011
    A number of mechanisms have been proposed through which social isolation and loneliness may affect health, including health-related behavioral and biological factors...
  64. ncbi Animal-assisted therapy and loneliness in nursing homes: use of robotic versus living dogs
    Marian R Banks
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:173-7. 2008
    b>Loneliness is a common problem in long-term care facilities (LTCF) and previous work has shown that animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can to some degree reverse loneliness...
  65. ncbi A short-form measure of loneliness among second-generation migrants
    F Neto
    , Universidade do Porto, R. do Campo Alegre, 1055, 4150 Porto, Portugal
    Psychol Rep 88:201-2. 2001
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric characteristics of a 6-item measure to assess loneliness among 109 second-generation adolescent migrants...
  66. ncbi Living arrangements, social integration, and loneliness in later life: the case of physical disability
    David Russell
    Center for Home Care Policy and Research, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York, NY 10001, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:460-75. 2009
    ..and social integration, relatively limited research has considered how living arrangements affect risk for loneliness in later life...
  67. ncbi Impact of cochlear implantation on speech understanding, depression, and loneliness in the elderly
    Sarah F Poissant
    Communication Disorders Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:488-94. 2008
    To compare speech understanding ability, the level of depression, and the degree of loneliness experienced by elderly cochlear implant (CI) users (>or= 70 years), adult CI users (<or= 60 years), and elderly hearing aid (HA) users (&..
  68. ncbi A longitudinal evaluation of nursing home care quality in Taiwan
    Shu Hui Yeh
    Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Lin Kao, Taiwan
    J Nurs Care Qual 18:209-16. 2003
    ..sores and moderate satisfaction of nursing home care, but increases in physical restraints and psychological loneliness. Study results suggest that long-term nursing home care may improve residents' quality of life...
  69. ncbi Loneliness in old age: longitudinal changes and their determinants in an Israeli sample
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1160-70. 2009
    There is a paucity of past research concerning longitudinal changes in loneliness in old age and in the factors that correlate with loneliness in older persons...
  70. doi Effects of psychosocial group rehabilitation on health, use of health care services, and mortality of older persons suffering from loneliness: a randomized, controlled trial
    Kaisu H Pitkala
    Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:792-800. 2009
    b>Loneliness is a distressing feeling of a lack of satisfying human relationships. It is associated with poor quality of life, impaired health, and increased mortality among older individuals...
  71. doi Loneliness in adolescence: gene x environment interactions involving the serotonin transporter gene
    Eeske van Roekel
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:747-54. 2010
    b>Loneliness is assumed to peak in early adolescence and to decrease throughout middle and late adolescence, but longitudinal confirmation of this tendency is lacking...
  72. pmc Depression and loneliness in Jamaicans with sickle cell disease
    Monika R Asnani
    Sickle Cell Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 6, Jamaica
    BMC Psychiatry 10:40. 2010
    ..It is well known that depression and loneliness may exist in those with chronic diseases, but the coexistence of depression and loneliness in people with sickle ..
  73. ncbi Changes in levels of social isolation and loneliness among older people in a rural area: a twenty-year longitudinal study
    G Clare Wenger
    Centre for Social Policy Research and Development Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
    Can J Aging 23:115-27. 2004
    ..both quantitative and qualitative data from the study, the factors associated with increases and decreases in loneliness and social isolation were identified...
  74. ncbi Cross-national comparisons of social isolation and loneliness: introduction and overview
    Jenny de Jong Gierveld
    Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Hague
    Can J Aging 23:109-13. 2004
    This article provides an introduction to the special volume on research related to issues of social isolation and loneliness for older people...
  75. ncbi A cognitive intervention to enhance institutionalized older adults' social support networks and decrease loneliness
    R G Winningham
    Department of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon 97361, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:716-21. 2007
    ..Measures of perceived social support and loneliness were administered before and after a 3-month, group-based intervention...
  76. pmc Evaluation design for a complex intervention program targeting loneliness in non-institutionalized elderly Dutch people
    Rianne de Vlaming
    GGD Gelre IJssel Community Health Service, PO Box 51, 7300 AB Apeldoor, Academic Collaborative Centre AGORA, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:552. 2010
    ..of this paper is to provide the rationale for an evaluation design for a complex intervention program targeting loneliness among non-institutionalized elderly people in a Dutch community...
  77. ncbi The role of loneliness and social support in adjustment to loss: a test of attachment versus stress theory
    W Stroebe
    Research School of Psychology and Health, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    J Pers Soc Psychol 70:1241-9. 1996
    ..and social support influence well-being by different pathways, with the impact of marital status mediated by emotional loneliness and the impact of social support mediated by social loneliness. Results clearly supported attachment theory.
  78. ncbi [Reference standards for the loneliness scale]
    T G van Tilburg
    Inderdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut, Den Haag en VUA
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 30:158-63. 1999
    This article focuses on the cutting scores for the measurement of loneliness on the Loneliness Scale. A cutting score is used to distinguish the lonely from the not lonely...
  79. ncbi Social isolation and loneliness among older people: issues and future challenges in community and residential settings
    Linda Grenade
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:468-78. 2008
    Although often associated with older age, loneliness and social isolation are not well understood in terms of their prevalence, risk and protective factors...
  80. ncbi Survivor loneliness of women following breast cancer
    Mary Rosedale
    College of Nursing, New York University, New York, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 36:175-83. 2009
    To describe the experience of loneliness for women more than a year following breast cancer treatment.
  81. ncbi Videoconference program enhances social support, loneliness, and depressive status of elderly nursing home residents
    Hsiu Hsin Tsai
    School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, 259, Wen Hwa 1st Road, Kwei Shan, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, ROC
    Aging Ment Health 14:947-54. 2010
    The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a videoconference intervention program in improving nursing home residents' social support, loneliness, and depressive status.
  82. ncbi Social network, social support, and loneliness in older persons with different chronic diseases
    B W Penninx
    Vrije University, Amsterdam
    J Aging Health 11:151-68. 1999
    This study examines whether patterns of social network size, functional social support, and loneliness are different for older persons with different types of chronic diseases.
  83. pmc Women, loneliness, and incident coronary heart disease
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:836-42. 2009
    To examine associations between loneliness and risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) over a 19-year follow-up period in a community sample of men and women...
  84. ncbi Peer interaction and loneliness in high-functioning children with autism
    Nirit Bauminger
    School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    J Autism Dev Disord 33:489-507. 2003
    Social interaction with peers and the understanding and feelings of loneliness were examined in 18 high-functioning children with autism and 17 typically developing children matched for IQ, chronological age, gender, and maternal ..
  85. ncbi Loneliness and neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and inflammatory stress responses in middle-aged men and women
    Andrew Steptoe
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:593-611. 2004
    b>Loneliness is a psychological experience related to social isolation and perceived lack of companionship, and may be relevant to health risk...
  86. ncbi Loneliness and friendship in high-functioning children with autism
    N Bauminger
    School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Child Dev 71:447-56. 2000
    b>Loneliness and friendship were examined in 22 high-functioning children with autism and 19 typically developing children equated with the autistic children for IQ, CA, gender, mother's education, and ethnicity...
  87. pmc Alone in the crowd: the structure and spread of loneliness in a large social network
    John T Cacioppo
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:977-91. 2009
    The discrepancy between an individual's loneliness and the number of connections in a social network is well documented, yet little is known about the placement of loneliness within, or the spread of loneliness through, social networks...
  88. ncbi Existential loneliness: a review of the concept, its psychosocial precipitants and psychotherapeutic implications for HIV-infected women
    A M Mayers
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Br J Med Psychol 74:539-53. 2001
    ..Existential loneliness may be an important existential issue that arises for these women and needs to be given equal consideration ..
  89. ncbi The elderly in Trinidad: health, social and economic status and issues of loneliness
    J M Rawlins
    The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
    West Indian Med J 57:589-95. 2008
    To determine the general health and social status of elderly persons surveyed in Trinidad and to explore issues of loneliness.
  90. ncbi The effect of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support for Japanese women with primary breast cancer
    Skiko Fukui
    School of Nursing, Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences, Japan
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:823-30. 2003
    To examine the effects of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support in Japanese women with breast cancer.
  91. ncbi A meta-analytic study of predictors for loneliness during adolescence
    Noreen E Mahon
    College of Nursing, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07001, USA
    Nurs Res 55:308-15. 2006
    Extensive research has been completed to investigate loneliness in adolescents over the past several decades; identification of key predictors for loneliness was needed using meta-analytic techniques.
  92. ncbi Combating loneliness among persons with severe mental illness: social network interventions' characteristics, effectiveness, and applicability
    Eris F Perese
    University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, NY 14214, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 26:591-609. 2005
    ..Their loneliness is related to impaired ability to make and keep friends, lack of opportunities to participate in social ..
  93. ncbi Genetic linkage and association analysis for loneliness in Dutch twin and sibling pairs points to a region on chromosome 12q23-24
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:137-46. 2006
    We obtained evidence from a large study in Dutch twins (N=8,387) and siblings (N=2,295) that variation in loneliness has a genetic component...
  94. ncbi Loneliness in women with multiple sclerosis
    Claudia C Beal
    University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, 78701 4710, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 32:165-71. 2007
    b>Loneliness is an underrecognized component of the experience of chronic illness and disability. Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at risk for loneliness due to social network changes that occur in the course of chronic illness...
  95. ncbi General health mediates the relationship between loneliness, life satisfaction and depression. A study with Malaysian medical students
    Viren Swami
    Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Whelan Building, Quadrangle Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 3GB, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:161-6. 2007
    To examine the associations between life satisfaction, loneliness, general health and depression among 172 medical students in Malaysia.
  96. ncbi The causes of loneliness in homeless youth
    Ami Rokach
    The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Psychosocial Stress Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Psychol 139:469-80. 2005
    Both homelessness and loneliness are pervasive in North America...
  97. ncbi Facets of loneliness and depression among Chinese children and adolescents
    S Lau
    Center for Child Develop, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
    J Soc Psychol 139:713-29. 1999
    The authors examined the relation among different facets of loneliness and depression in a sample of 6,356 Chinese children and adolescents from Grades 4-9...
  98. ncbi Loneliness, social network size, and immune response to influenza vaccination in college freshmen
    Sarah D Pressman
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 24:297-306. 2005
    ..Elevated levels of loneliness throughout the semester and small social networks were independently associated with poorer antibody response to ..
  99. ncbi Genetic and environmental contributions to loneliness in children
    S McGuire
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    Psychol Sci 11:487-91. 2000
    This report presents the results of the first behavioral genetic studies of children's loneliness. Data were collected using both an adoption design and a twin-sibling design...
  100. ncbi The relationship of peer victimization to social anxiety and loneliness in adolescent females
    Eric A Storch
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, USA
    J Adolesc 27:351-62. 2004
    This study examined the relationship of overt and relational victimization to social anxiety, loneliness, and prosocial behaviours in a sample of female adolescents...
  101. ncbi Loneliness in relation to suicide ideation and parasuicide: a population-wide study
    A Stravynski
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 31:32-40. 2001
    Some links between loneliness and different manifestations of suicidal conduct have been reported in variety of subgroups (e.g., college students, the elderly, psychiatric patients)...

Research Grants77

  1. HIV Risk among Latino Day Laborers: Structural, Social, and Individual Factors
    Fernanda T Bianchi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To examine ways in which conditions arising from social and structural factors influence binge drinking and loneliness, and to explore the impact of binge drinking and loneliness on sexual risk behavior;and 3) To examine attitudes ..
  2. Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study
    Shelia R Cotten; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Significance: Depression, physical health decline, loneliness, and social isolation are key issues of concern for older adults...
  3. Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study
    SHELIA COTTEN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Significance: Depression, physical health decline, loneliness, and social isolation are key issues of concern for older adults...
  4. HIV Risk among Latino Day Laborers: Structural, Social, and Individual Factors
    FERNANDA BIANCHI; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To examine ways in which conditions arising from social and structural factors influence binge drinking and loneliness, and to explore the impact of binge drinking and loneliness on sexual risk behavior;and 3) To examine attitudes ..
  5. The role of social factors in cardiovascular risk behaviors disparities
    LAURA SAMUEL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..These behaviors are shaped by social environmental resource factors, including social support, loneliness and neighborhood social cohesion...
  6. The role of social factors in cardiovascular risk behaviors disparities
    LAURA SAMUEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These behaviors are shaped by social environmental resource factors, including social support, loneliness and neighborhood social cohesion...
  7. ALLELE-SPECIFIC MULTIPLEX DNA DIAGNOSTIC TEST
    Donald Moir; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..achievement test scores, work habits, self-esteem, depression, behavior problems, peer relationships, and loneliness. The project has six major goals: (1) to use observations and interviews to ascertain the ways in which children'..
  8. Drinking Behaviors of Migrant & Non-Migrant Farmworkers
    Michael Duke; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..to the myriad psychosocial factors that can contribute to sustained alcohol abuse: isolation, stress, loneliness, and boredom...
  9. Drinking Behaviors of Migrant & Non-Migrant Farmworkers
    Michael Duke; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..to the myriad psychosocial factors that can contribute to sustained alcohol abuse: isolation, stress, loneliness, and boredom...
  10. Drinking Behaviors of Migrant & Non-Migrant Farmworkers
    Michael Duke; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..to the myriad psychosocial factors that can contribute to sustained alcohol abuse: isolation, stress, loneliness, and boredom...
  11. Epidemiologic Study of Neural Reserve and Neurobiology of Aging
    David A Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Further, we found that loneliness, psychological distress, and cognitive activity were all related to incident AD, but were not related to ..
  12. Epidemiologic Study of Neural Reserve and Neurobiology of Aging
    David Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Further, we found that loneliness, psychological distress, and cognitive activity were all related to incident AD, but were not related to ..
  13. ON LINE WEB COURSE IMPROVES OLDER PERSON MEMORY SKILLS
    ROBERT RAGER; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..We expect it will also provide social benefits to overcome some of the problems of loneliness experienced by homebound elderly...
  14. For Better and For Worse: Late Effects of Cancer and BMT on Spouse-Caregivers
    Michelle Bishop; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Spouses reported less social support, more loneliness, and less posttraumatic growth than BMT survivors...
  15. For Better and For Worse: Late Effects of Cancer and BMT on Spouse-Caregivers
    Michelle Bishop; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Spouses reported less social support, more loneliness, and less posttraumatic growth than BMT survivors...
  16. Hearing Acuity, Cognitive Aging, and Memory for Speech
    Arthur Wingfield; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..older adults and health care and social service providers, but it can lead to withdrawal from social networks, loneliness and a declining sense of self-efficacy...
  17. Hearing Acuity, Cognitive Aging, and Memory for Speech
    Arthur Wingfield; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..older adults and health care and social service providers, but it can lead to withdrawal from social networks, loneliness and a declining sense of self-efficacy...
  18. Social and Neural Bases of Vulnerability to Fraud in Older Adults
    Shelley Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In addition, all of the studies examine how dispositional trust, loneliness, social contact, cognitive functioning, time frame, and financial literacy affect perceptions of trust, deceit, ..
  19. Web Based Intervention for African American Mothers
    Diane Brage Hudson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..plan; (b) to generate pilot data about psychological outcomes (depressive symptomatology, self-esteem, loneliness, and stress), parenting outcomes (competence and satisfaction), health care utilization outcomes (clinic visits, ..
  20. Self-Regulation Failure, Disordered Eating and Overweight in Youth
    Lori Francis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..findings from several studies provide evidence for psychological correlates including depression, anxiety, loneliness, and social isolation...
  21. Self-Regulation Failure, Disordered Eating and Overweight in Youth
    LORI ANNE FRANCIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..findings from several studies provide evidence for psychological correlates including depression, anxiety, loneliness, and social isolation...
  22. Social and Neural Bases of Vulnerability to Fraud in Older Adults
    Shelley E Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition, all of the studies examine how dispositional trust, loneliness, social contact, cognitive functioning, time frame, and financial literacy affect perceptions of trust, deceit, ..
  23. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the relationship between older adult sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. C...
  24. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  25. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  26. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  27. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  28. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  29. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (RMI)
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  30. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  31. National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    LINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
  32. Nutritional Status of Community Dwelling Elders
    CHERYL CHEN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..number of chronic illnesses, functional status, oral health, polypharmacy, presence of social support, loneliness, and depression) in predicting nutritional status of community-dwelling elders, and 3) the Roy Adaptation Model ..
  33. PREDICTORS AND CONSEQUENCES OF LONELINESS IN OLDER ADULTS
    John Cacioppo; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The result is social isolation and, presumably, loneliness for many...
  34. Attempted Suicide and Alcohol Dependence
    KENNETH CONNER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..in Aim 2, the focus is on the experience of aloneness, assessed objectively as living alone and subjectively as "loneliness." In Aim 3, a model of suicide planning that incorporates these variables is evaluated that posits reactive ..
  35. Attempted Suicide and Alcohol Dependence
    KENNETH CONNER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..in Aim 2, the focus is on the experience of aloneness, assessed objectively as living alone and subjectively as "loneliness." In Aim 3, a model of suicide planning that incorporates these variables is evaluated that posits reactive ..
  36. Attempted Suicide and Alcohol Dependence
    KENNETH CONNER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..in Aim 2, the focus is on the experience of aloneness, assessed objectively as living alone and subjectively as "loneliness." In Aim 3, a model of suicide planning that incorporates these variables is evaluated that posits reactive ..
  37. SINGLE MOTHERS: A COMPARISON OF ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES
    ELLEN LEWIN; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..in meeting their parental responsibilities, coping with economic difficulties, and combatting feelings of loneliness and isolation...
  38. The Psychosocial & Genetic Basis of Estrogen Metabolism & Blood Pressure in Aging
    CHRISTOPHER MAURICE MASI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..John Cacioppo, this study seeks to explain the effect of psychosocial factors, including loneliness, on age-related changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP)...
  39. The Psychosocial & Genetic Basis of Estrogen Metabolism & Blood Pressure in Aging
    Christopher Masi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..John Cacioppo, this study seeks to explain the effect of psychosocial factors, including loneliness, on age-related changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP)...
  40. PSYCHOSOCIAL CONTEXT, AGING, AND OVARIAN CYCLE LENGTHS
    Natasha Spencer; Fiscal Year: 2000
    DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): Loneliness and stress may disrupt neuroendocrine function, accelerating reproductive aging in humans as it does in rats...
  41. PSYCHOSOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL ADJUSTMENT TO HEARING LOSS
    MARILYN DEMOREST; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..These will include assessment of depression, anxiety, social avoidance and distress, loneliness, anger, irrational beliefs, coping styles, and personal problem-solving...
  42. Rural Chronically Ill Women: Online Support Network
    Clarann Weinert; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..include psychosocial status (social support, self-efficacy, self-esteem, empowerment, stress, depression, and loneliness), computer literacy skills, and health knowledge...
  43. Rural Chronically Ill Women: Online Support Network
    Clarann Weinert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..include psychosocial status (social support, self-efficacy, self-esteem, empowerment, stress, depression, and loneliness), computer literacy skills, and health knowledge...
  44. Rural Chronically Ill Women: Online Support Network
    Clarann Weinert; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..include psychosocial status (social support, self-efficacy, self-esteem, empowerment, stress, depression, and loneliness), computer literacy skills, and health knowledge...
  45. The Psychosocial & Genetic Basis of Estrogen Metabolism & Blood Pressure in Aging
    Christopher Masi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..John Cacioppo, this study seeks to explain the effect of psychosocial factors, including loneliness, on age-related changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP)...
  46. Women's Disclosure of Their HIV Status
    JULIANNE SEROVICH; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..negative and positive), social support (friends and family), and indices of mental health (depression, loneliness, self-esteem, anxiety, coping, stress, medical adherence and alcohol and substance use) along with basic ..
  47. TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Clinical correlates include headaches or stomachaches, panic, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  48. CHANGE OVER TIME IN THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF RECENT WIDOWS
    David Morgan; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..satisfaction with her social network; and, outcome variables measuring depression, subjective well-being, loneliness, and self-reported physical health...
  49. TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Clinical correlates include headaches or stomachaches, panic, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  50. Women's Disclosure of Their HIV Status
    JULIANNE SEROVICH; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..negative and positive), social support (friends and family), and indices of mental health (depression, loneliness, self-esteem, anxiety, coping, stress, medical adherence and alcohol and substance use) along with basic ..
  51. CHANGE OVER TIME IN THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF RECENT WIDOWS
    David Morgan; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..satisfaction with her social network; and, outcome variables measuring depression, subjective well-being, loneliness, and self-reported physical health...
  52. Women's Disclosure of Their HIV Status
    JULIANNE SEROVICH; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..negative and positive), social support (friends and family), and indices of mental health (depression, loneliness, self-esteem, anxiety, coping, stress, medical adherence and alcohol and substance use) along with basic ..
  53. TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Clinical correlates include headaches or stomachaches, panic, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  54. Women's Disclosure of Their HIV Status
    JULIANNE SEROVICH; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..negative and positive), social support (friends and family), and indices of mental health (depression, loneliness, self-esteem, anxiety, coping, stress, medical adherence and alcohol and substance use) along with basic ..
  55. Women's Disclosure of Their HIV Status
    JULIANNE SEROVICH; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..negative and positive), social support (friends and family), and indices of mental health (depression, loneliness, self-esteem, anxiety, coping, stress, medical adherence and alcohol and substance use) along with basic ..
  56. TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Clinical correlates include headaches or stomachaches, panic, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  57. Approach and Avoidance Social Motivation
    SHELLY GABLE; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..g., loneliness) and mental health, 2) in the context of everyday social interactions and daily fluctuations in well-being, and ..
  58. Approach and Avoidance Social Motivation
    SHELLY GABLE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g., loneliness) and mental health, 2) in the context of everyday social interactions and daily fluctuations in well-being, and ..
  59. Subjective Social Isolation and Sleep Disturbances: Inflammatory Mechanisms in Ag
    Michael R Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Social isolation has significant health consequences in older adults, but it is not known how feelings of loneliness and loss of emotional connections lead to increases in disease risk...
  60. Subjective Social Isolation and Sleep Disturbances: Inflammatory Mechanisms in Ag
    Michael Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Social isolation has significant health consequences in older adults, but it is not known how feelings of loneliness and loss of emotional connections lead to increases in disease risk...
  61. CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..include headaches or stomach aches, panic attacks, crying, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, a sense of loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  62. CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..include headaches or stomach aches, panic attacks, crying, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, a sense of loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  63. CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..include headaches or stomach aches, panic attacks, crying, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, a sense of loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  64. Whole Family Biopsychology as a Marker for Adjustment
    Vanessa K Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..cortisol response, is predicted to protect emerging adults from adjustment problems leading to depression, loneliness, stress, academic failure, substance abuse and other risky behavior...
  65. CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..include headaches or stomach aches, panic attacks, crying, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, a sense of loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  66. CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP
    Deborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..include headaches or stomach aches, panic attacks, crying, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, a sense of loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
  67. EOL Care Companion II
    EILEEN VAN SCHAIK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..will include self-report of their physical and mental well health (SF 12) and their emotional response to their situation (perceived stress, coping, perceived self-competency, and loneliness). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]
  68. EOL Care Companion II
    EILEEN VAN SCHAIK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..will include self-report of their physical and mental well health (SF 12) and their emotional response to their situation (perceived stress, coping, perceived self-competency, and loneliness). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]
  69. Inactivation of BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Risk in Blacks
    Olufunmilayo Olopade; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..and ER promoters with the patients' demographics, family and reproductive histories, environmental exposures, loneliness, hypervigilance and Social supports/demands 2) assess the role of HER2/neu and MYC as cooperating oncogenes in ..
  70. Automated Hearing Tests
    ROBERT H contact MARGOLIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..psychosocial health consequences of untreated hearing loss, including distress, somatization, depression, and loneliness. Current hearing health delivery models are not added to meet the current need...
  71. INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT IN GROUP THERAPY
    Simon Budman; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..target problems (Target Problems Measure), interpersonal functioning (Social Adjustment Scale), loneliness (UCLA) Loneliness Scale), overall psychosocial functioning (Global Adjustment Scale), as well as therapist, ..
  72. Social Isolation, Loneliness, Health & the Aging Process
    John Cacioppo; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..levels of analyses to bear on the relationships among and mechanisms underlying social isolation, feelings of loneliness, health, and the aging process...
  73. Social Isolation, Loneliness, Health & the Aging Process
    John Cacioppo; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..levels of analyses to bear on the relationships among and mechanisms underlying social isolation, feelings of loneliness, health, and the aging process...
  74. Social Isolation, Loneliness, Health & the Aging Process
    John Cacioppo; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..levels of analyses to bear on the relationships among and mechanisms underlying social isolation, feelings of loneliness, health, and the aging process...
  75. Gene-Environment Interactions in Loneliness and Stress Reactivity in Older Adults
    Turhan Canli; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Loneliness is a common experience among older individuals that can adversely affect physical and mental health...
  76. Social Isolation, Loneliness, Health & the Aging Process
    John Cacioppo; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..levels of analyses to bear on the relationships among and mechanisms underlying social isolation, feelings of loneliness, health, and the aging process...