Genomes and Genes
Summary: The state of feeling sad or dejected as a result of lack of companionship or being separated from others.
Publications295 found, 100 shown here
- Associations between the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) and affect, loneliness and intelligence in normal subjectsMichael 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 ..
- Familial resemblance for lonelinessMarijn A Distel
Biological Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Behav Genet 40:480-94. 2010Social 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...
- Breaking the cycle of loneliness? Psychological effects of a friendship enrichment program for older womenC 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...
- Effects of psychosocial group rehabilitation on social functioning, loneliness and well-being of lonely, older people: randomized controlled trialPirkko E Routasalo
The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Helsinki, Finland
J Adv Nurs 65:297-305. 2009This 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.
- Relations among loneliness, social anxiety, and problematic Internet useScott 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...
- Loneliness as a predictor of hospital emergency department useJ Geller
Lawrence Family Practice Residency, MA 01841, USA
J Fam Pract 48:801-4. 1999Recent studies indicate that loneliness is a significant risk factor for many ailments from colds to heart disease...
- Loneliness, fear, and quality of life among elderly in Sweden: a gender perspectiveUlf Jakobsson
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Aging Clin Exp Res 17:494-501. 2005The 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.
- Anxiety, social deficits, and loneliness in youth with autism spectrum disordersSusan W White
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 24061, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 39:1006-13. 2009The 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)...
- A randomized controlled trial of the psychosocial impact of providing internet training and access to older adultsH 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, ..
- Predictors and subjective causes of loneliness in an aged populationN Savikko
The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Malmin Kauppatie 26, 00700 Helsinki, Finland
Arch Gerontol Geriatr 41:223-33. 2005The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence and self-reported causes of loneliness among Finnish older population...
- Friendship, loneliness and depression in adolescents with Asperger's SyndromeAndrew J O Whitehouse
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
J Adolesc 32:309-22. 2009This study investigated the relation between friendship, loneliness and depressive symptoms in adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (AS)...
- Loneliness predicts increased blood pressure: 5-year cross-lagged analyses in middle-aged and older adultsLouise C Hawkley
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, 940 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychol Aging 25:132-41. 2010b>Loneliness is a prevalent social problem with serious physiological and health implications...
- Loneliness, lack of emotional support, lack of companionship, and the likelihood of having a heart condition in an elderly sampleDara 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...
- Loneliness and the metabolic syndrome in a population-based sample of middle-aged and older adultsMark A Whisman
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
Health Psychol 29:550-4. 2010This 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...
- Loneliness and HIV-related stigma explain depression among older HIV-positive adultsChristian 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 ..
- Functions of loneliness, social support, health behaviors, and stress in association with poor healthChris Segrin
Department of Communication, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
Health Commun 25:312-22. 2010Prior 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...
- Loneliness in everyday life: cardiovascular activity, psychosocial context, and health behaviorsLouise 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...
- A longitudinal evaluation of nursing home care quality in TaiwanShu 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...
- Impact of cochlear implantation on speech understanding, depression, and loneliness in the elderlySarah F Poissant
Communication Disorders Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:488-94. 2008To 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 (&..
- Loneliness, health and depression in older malesF M Alpass
School of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand
Aging Ment Health 7:212-6. 2003b>Loneliness and social isolation, particularly in the older adult, have been shown to influence psychosocial well-being...
- Loneliness in old age: longitudinal changes and their determinants in an Israeli sampleJiska Cohen-Mansfield
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Int Psychogeriatr 21:1160-70. 2009There 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...
- The clinical significance of loneliness: a literature reviewLiesl 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' ..
- Improved self-management ability and well-being in older women after a short group interventionI 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 ..
- Effects of psychosocial group rehabilitation on health, use of health care services, and mortality of older persons suffering from loneliness: a randomized, controlled trialKaisu H Pitkala
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Helsinki, Finland
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:792-800. 2009b>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...
- Cross-national comparisons of social isolation and loneliness: introduction and overviewJenny de Jong Gierveld
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Hague
Can J Aging 23:109-13. 2004This article provides an introduction to the special volume on research related to issues of social isolation and loneliness for older people...
- Survivor loneliness of women following breast cancerMary Rosedale
College of Nursing, New York University, New York, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 36:175-83. 2009To describe the experience of loneliness for women more than a year following breast cancer treatment.
- Changes in levels of social isolation and loneliness among older people in a rural area: a twenty-year longitudinal studyG 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...
- Women, loneliness, and incident coronary heart diseaseRebecca C Thurston
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Psychosom Med 71:836-42. 2009To 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...
- Loneliness and risk of mortality: a longitudinal investigation in Alameda County, CaliforniaAndrew C Patterson
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Soc Sci Med 71:181-6. 2010We investigated the prospective impact of self-reported loneliness on all-cause mortality, mortality from ischemic disease and mortality from other cardiovascular diseases...
- A cognitive intervention to enhance institutionalized older adults' social support networks and decrease lonelinessR 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...
- Evaluation design for a complex intervention program targeting loneliness in non-institutionalized elderly Dutch peopleRianne 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...
- Videoconference program enhances social support, loneliness, and depressive status of elderly nursing home residentsHsiu 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. 2010The 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.
- The role of loneliness and social support in adjustment to loss: a test of attachment versus stress theoryW 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.
- Loneliness matters: a theoretical and empirical review of consequences and mechanismsLouise 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...
- Depression and loneliness in Jamaicans with sickle cell diseaseMonika 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 ..
- Social network, social support, and loneliness in older persons with different chronic diseasesB W Penninx
Vrije University, Amsterdam
J Aging Health 11:151-68. 1999This study examines whether patterns of social network size, functional social support, and loneliness are different for older persons with different types of chronic diseases.
- [Reference standards for the loneliness scale]T G van Tilburg
Inderdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut, Den Haag en VUA
Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 30:158-63. 1999This 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...
- Social isolation and loneliness among older people: issues and future challenges in community and residential settingsLinda Grenade
Centre for Research on Ageing, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Aust Health Rev 32:468-78. 2008Although often associated with older age, loneliness and social isolation are not well understood in terms of their prevalence, risk and protective factors...
- Loneliness in adolescence: gene x environment interactions involving the serotonin transporter geneEeske van Roekel
Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:747-54. 2010b>Loneliness is assumed to peak in early adolescence and to decrease throughout middle and late adolescence, but longitudinal confirmation of this tendency is lacking...
- Peer interaction and loneliness in high-functioning children with autismNirit Bauminger
School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
J Autism Dev Disord 33:489-507. 2003Social 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 ..
- Loneliness and health: potential mechanismsJohn T Cacioppo
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychosom Med 64:407-17. 2002Two 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.
- Loneliness and neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and inflammatory stress responses in middle-aged men and womenAndrew Steptoe
Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:593-611. 2004b>Loneliness is a psychological experience related to social isolation and perceived lack of companionship, and may be relevant to health risk...
- Loneliness and friendship in high-functioning children with autismN Bauminger
School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Child Dev 71:447-56. 2000b>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...
- Alone in the crowd: the structure and spread of loneliness in a large social networkJohn T Cacioppo
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 97:977-91. 2009The 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...
- A meta-analytic study of predictors for loneliness during adolescenceNoreen E Mahon
College of Nursing, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07001, USA
Nurs Res 55:308-15. 2006Extensive 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.
- Existential loneliness: a review of the concept, its psychosocial precipitants and psychotherapeutic implications for HIV-infected womenA 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 ..
- The effect of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support for Japanese women with primary breast cancerSkiko Fukui
School of Nursing, Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences, Japan
Oncol Nurs Forum 30:823-30. 2003PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support in Japanese women with breast cancer. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial...
- The elderly in Trinidad: health, social and economic status and issues of lonelinessJ M Rawlins
The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
West Indian Med J 57:589-95. 2008To determine the general health and social status of elderly persons surveyed in Trinidad and to explore issues of loneliness.
- Combating loneliness among persons with severe mental illness: social network interventions' characteristics, effectiveness, and applicabilityEris 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 ..
- Hospitalized patients experienced suffering in life with incurable cancerSusan Rydahl-Hansen
The Research Unit, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen NV, Denmark
Scand J Caring Sci 19:213-22. 2005..one's articulateness, the past, the present and the future, influenced by increasing powerlessness, loneliness and isolation, and the experience of existing in an persistent, and with time, unconquerable struggle to ..
- Loneliness is a unique predictor of age-related differences in systolic blood pressureLouise C Hawkley
Chicago Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, and Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, 5848 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychol Aging 21:152-64. 2006..5), from Cook County, Illinois (N = 229), was tested to examine how loneliness and co-occurring psychosocial factors (depressive symptoms, perceived stress, social support, and hostility) ..
- Genetic linkage and association analysis for loneliness in Dutch twin and sibling pairs points to a region on chromosome 12q23-24Dorret I Boomsma
Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Behav Genet 36:137-46. 2006We 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...
- The importance of activities of daily living and social contact for loneliness: a survey among residents in nursing homesJorunn Drageset
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Haukelandsbakken, Bergen, Norway
Scand J Caring Sci 18:65-71. 2004..bed to chair, dressing and bathing), social contacts with family and friends/neighbours and emotional and social loneliness. A quantitative research approach, using a survey design, was performed...
- Loneliness as a specific risk factor for depressive symptoms: cross-sectional and longitudinal analysesJohn T Cacioppo
Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, University of Chicago, 5848 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychol Aging 21:140-51. 2006The extent to which loneliness is a unique risk factor for depressive symptoms was determined in 2 population-based studies of middle-aged to older adults, and the possible causal influences between loneliness and depressive symptoms were ..
- Loneliness, social network size, and immune response to influenza vaccination in college freshmenSarah 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 ..
- The causes of loneliness in homeless youthAmi Rokach
The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Psychosocial Stress Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Psychol 139:469-80. 2005Both homelessness and loneliness are pervasive in North America...
- The relationship of peer victimization to social anxiety and loneliness in adolescent femalesEric A Storch
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, USA
J Adolesc 27:351-62. 2004This study examined the relationship of overt and relational victimization to social anxiety, loneliness, and prosocial behaviours in a sample of female adolescents...
- Is loneliness a psychological dysfunction? A literary study of the phenomenon of lonelinessBrita Nilsson
Faculty of Nursing, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway
Scand J Caring Sci 20:93-101. 2006The purpose of this investigation was to explore how loneliness is described in literature and research. The study employed a hermeneutic approach rooted in the ideology of humanistic science in a caritative nursing tradition...
- The loneliness level of patients with gynecological cancerU Sevil
Gynecology and Obstetric Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Int J Gynecol Cancer 16:472-7. 2006The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the loneliness levels and the variables that have an effect on the loneliness of women with a gynecological cancer diagnosis...
- Loneliness, depression, and social support of Turkish patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their spousesMagfiret Kara
Fundamentals of Nursing Department, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
J Nurs Scholarsh 36:331-6. 2004To identify the differences in loneliness, depression, and social support among Turkish patients with COPD and their spouses.
- Old age and loneliness: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses in the Tampere Longitudinal Study on AgingMarja Jylha
School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
Can J Aging 23:157-68. 2004The purpose of this study was to examine whether older age is associated with increasing loneliness in people aged 60 and over. Data came from TamELSA, a population-based prospective longitudinal study in Tampere, Finland...
- Loneliness and depression in independent living retirement communities: risk and resilience factorsK B Adams
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Aging Ment Health 8:475-85. 2004..in congregate facilities affords social exposure, yet does not guarantee access to close relationships, so that loneliness may be a result...
- Genetic and environmental contributions to loneliness in adults: the Netherlands twin register studyDorret 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%...
- [A shortened scale for overall, emotional and social loneliness]J de Jong Gierveld
Netherlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut, Den Haag
Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 39:4-15. 2008b>Loneliness is an indicator of social well-being and pertains to the feeling of missing an intimate relationship (emotional loneliness) or missing a wider social network (social loneliness)...
- Loneliness predicts reduced physical activity: cross-sectional & longitudinal analysesLouise C Hawkley
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Health Psychol 28:354-63. 2009To 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.
- The role of chronic peer difficulties in the development of children's psychological adjustment problemsGary W Ladd
Department of Family and Human Development, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 2502, USA
Child Dev 74:1344-67. 2003..representations of the self and others contributes to internalizing problems, externalizing problems, and loneliness. One-hundred and ninety three girls, and 206 boys were assessed annually from age 5 (kindergarten) to age 10 (..
- Loneliness in women with multiple sclerosisClaudia C Beal
University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, 78701 4710, USA
Rehabil Nurs 32:165-71. 2007b>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...
- Chronicity and instability of children's peer victimization experiences as predictors of loneliness and social satisfaction trajectoriesB Kochenderfer-Ladd
Psychology Department, Illinois State University, Normal 61790 4620, USA
Child Dev 72:134-51. 2001The present investigation was conducted to predict children's loneliness and social satisfaction growth curves from changes in their peer victimization status...
- Comparing measures of childhood loneliness: internal consistency and confirmatory factor analysisLuc Goossens
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Center for Developmental Psychology, Tiensestraat 102, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 31:252-62. 2002Compared 6 self-rating measures of loneliness and associated phenomena, designed for use with elementary-school children. Three samples of children in Grades 5 and 6 (total N = 758) completed various combinations of these instruments...
- General health mediates the relationship between loneliness, life satisfaction and depression. A study with Malaysian medical studentsViren Swami
Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Whelan Building, Quadrangle Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 3GB, UK
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:161-6. 2007To examine the associations between life satisfaction, loneliness, general health and depression among 172 medical students in Malaysia.
- Loneliness in older persons: a theoretical model and empirical findingsJiska Cohen-Mansfield
Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Int Psychogeriatr 19:279-94. 2007This study examines predictors of loneliness among low-income older adults through a framework named MODEL (Model of Depression and Loneliness), which we developed to address the need for a comprehensive and intervention-oriented theory ..
- Loneliness in relation to suicide ideation and parasuicide: a population-wide studyA Stravynski
University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Suicide Life Threat Behav 31:32-40. 2001Some links between loneliness and different manifestations of suicidal conduct have been reported in variety of subgroups (e.g., college students, the elderly, psychiatric patients)...
- Genetic and environmental contributions to loneliness in childrenS McGuire
Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
Psychol Sci 11:487-91. 2000This 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...
- Loneliness and depression in spousal caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease versus non-caregiving spousesRose A Beeson
William F Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 3812, USA
Arch Psychiatr Nurs 17:135-43. 2003b>Loneliness as a factor in the development of depression in Alzheimer's disease (AD) spousal caregivers has been given little attention...
- Genetic and environmental contributions to stability in loneliness throughout childhoodMeike Bartels
Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:385-91. 2008..small cross-sectional studies in children indicate that the genetic contribution to individual differences in loneliness is approximately 50%...
- Loneliness and risk of Alzheimer diseaseRobert 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. 2007Social 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.
- Longitudinal genetic analysis for loneliness in Dutch twinsDorret I Boomsma
Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Twin Res Hum Genet 10:267-73. 2007In previous studies we obtained evidence that variation in loneliness has a genetic component. Based on adult twin data, the heritability estimate for loneliness, which was assessed as an ordinal trait, was 48%...
- The loneliness experience of the dying and of those who care for themAmi Rokach
The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Psychosocial Stress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Palliat Support Care 5:153-9. 2007The study compared the qualitative aspects of the loneliness experience of the dying, their caregivers, and the general population.
- Shyness and low social support as interactive diatheses, with loneliness as mediator: testing an interpersonal-personality view of vulnerability to depressive symptomsT E Joiner
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0425, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 106:386-94. 1997..a vulnerability factor for depressive symptoms in the absence but not in the presence of social support and that loneliness mediates the relation between shyness and depressive symptom increases...
- Facets of loneliness and depression among Chinese children and adolescentsS Lau
Center for Child Develop, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
J Soc Psychol 139:713-29. 1999The 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...
- Loneliness in the school settingCheryl A Krause-Parello
School Nursing Program, Kean University, College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, Union, NJ, USA
J Sch Nurs 24:66-70. 2008b>Loneliness is a phenomenon that has been recorded in literature throughout the ages. It is now being recognized as problem not only in adults but in children and adolescents as well...
- Communication interaction in ICU--Patient and staff experiences and perceptionsVictoria S Magnus
UCH NHS Foundation Trust, University College Hospital, Speech and Language Therapy, 3rd Floor East 250, Euston Road, London NW1 2PG, UK
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 22:167-80. 2006..Patterns were identified including insights into SLT service delivery and possible directions for future research and development...
- Community support, community values:the experiences of lesbians diagnosed with cancerChristina Sinding
Health Studies Programme and School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M4 Canada
Women Health 44:59-79. 2006..Findings affirmed the value of creating networks among lesbians with cancer within a context of increased accessibility to mainstream cancer services...
- The dying, those who care for them, and how they cope with lonelinessAmi Rokach
Institute For the Study and Treatment oF Psychosocial Stress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:399-407. 2007This study compares the manner in which the dying, their caregivers, and the general population cope with loneliness. The patients were recruited in an oncological hospice in Israel and, despite being on their deathbed, agreed to ..
- Working with socially isolated older peopleTom Owen
Help the Aged, London, UK
Br J Community Nurs 12:115-6. 2007This article, brought to you in association with Help the Aged, highlights the problem of social exclusion and loneliness and some of the issues of working with socially isolated older people.
- Chronic leg ulcers, part 2: Do they affect a patient's social life?Annemarie Brown
Castle Point and Rochford PCT and Southend PCT, Rayleigh Clinic, Essex
Br J Nurs 14:986-9. 2005..Part one discussed the background to the study, gave an overview of the literature and described the methodology. This second part will discuss the findings in relation to the literature together with implications for practice...
- Chronic leg ulcers, part 1: do they affect a patient's social life?Annemarie Brown
Castle Point and Rochford PCT, Rayleigh Clinic, Essex, UK
Br J Nurs 14:894-8. 2005..The limitations of the study will be described, together with conclusions and recommendations for practice and further research...
- [Social networks of depressed patients]Magdalena Poradowska Trzos
Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych CM UJ, Krakow
Psychiatr Pol 41:651-63. 2007..The purpose of the research was to analyse the structure of social networks as well as types and sources of support received by patients with unipolar disease...
- Impact of senior center friendships on aging women who live aloneRonald H Aday
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
J Women Aging 18:57-73. 2006Elderly women who live alone are considered at greater risk for loneliness, depression, and decreased mobility...
- [Comparison of social networks of patients with unipolar and bipolar disease]Magdalena Poradowska Trzos
Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych CM UJ, Krakow
Psychiatr Pol 41:665-77. 2007..The purpose of the research was to analyse the structure of social networks as well as types and sources of support received by patients with unipolar and bipolar disease...
- The mediating effect of pet attachment support between loneliness and general health in older females living in the communityCheryl A Krause-Parello
College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, Kean University, Union, NJ 07083, USA
J Community Health Nurs 25:1-14. 2008The relationship between loneliness and general health was investigated in 159 older females living in the community. Pet attachment support, a variable tested as a mediator of this relationship, was examined also...
- The soul of sorrow work: grief and therapeutic interventions with familiesNancy J Moules
University of Calgary, Canada
J Fam Nurs 13:117-41. 2007..The family members and the clinicians bring us to an understanding that, often, it is the willingness to step off of the map that makes for the best traveling companion in the spiritual walk of grief...
- Influence of a computer intervention on the psychological status of chronically ill rural women: preliminary resultsWade Hill
College of Nursing, Montana State University, MT 59717, USA
Nurs Res 55:34-42. 2006..Developing virtual support groups and testing the effects on psychosocial indicators associated with adaptation to chronic illness may help remove barriers to adaptation...
- Experience of being the spouse/cohabitant of a person with bipolar affective disorder: a cumulative process over timeOscar Tranvåg
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Nursing, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
Scand J Caring Sci 22:5-18. 2008..Stigmatization and loss of social network. Uncertainty, powerlessness and hope. Loneliness. Anger and despair. The persistent threat. Own health problems. Grief over loss. Dawning acceptance...
- Evaluating an Interpersonal Model of Depression among adults with Down syndromeSarah H Ailey
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Res Theory Nurs Pract 20:229-46. 2006..The relationship between depression, perceived social support, loneliness, and life satisfaction is statistically significant, F(6, 172) = 4.36, p < .001...
- Prospective study of peer victimization and social-psychological adjustment in children with endocrine disordersKatie A Devine
Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
J Child Health Care 12:76-86. 2008..Peer victimization at time 2 was significantly related to concurrent depression, loneliness, externalizing and internalizing symptoms...
- Quality of life in elders living alone in TaiwanPao Chen Lin
Department of Nursing, Chung Hwa College of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
J Clin Nurs 17:1610-7. 2008..The aim of this study was to identify and describe predictors of QOL of elders who live alone in Taiwan...
- Loneliness in older women: a review of the literatureClaudia Beal
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Issues Ment Health Nurs 27:795-813. 2006Older women report more loneliness than male peers. Loneliness is an area of concern related to the well being of older women because it is a cause of emotional distress and is linked to a variety of health problems in older individuals...
- Women's descriptions of coping with stress at the time of and after a myocardial infarction: a phenomenographic analysisAnnica Sjöström-Strand
Department of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, Lund University, PO Box 157, SE 22100 Lund, Sweden
Can J Cardiovasc Nurs 16:5-12. 2006..Few studies have focused on how women are coping with myocardial infarction...
- Adolescents on the net: Internet use and well-beingKaveri Subrahmanyam
Department of Psychology, California State University, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
Adolescence 42:659-77. 2007..Participants also completed measures of loneliness and perceived social support...
- Reducing the isolation of young adults living with a mental illness in rural AustraliaKarola Mostafanejad
School of Nursing, Central West College of TAFE, Geraldton, WA, Australia
Int J Ment Health Nurs 15:181-8. 2006..Based on the findings of this study, measures of how nurses can help reduce these young adults' isolation in a rural area are suggested...
- Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention StudySHELIA COTTEN; Fiscal Year: 2009..Significance: Depression, physical health decline, loneliness, and social isolation are key issues of concern for older adults...
- Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention StudyShelia R Cotten; Fiscal Year: 2010..Significance: Depression, physical health decline, loneliness, and social isolation are key issues of concern for older adults...
- The role of social factors in cardiovascular risk behaviors disparitiesLAURA SAMUEL; Fiscal Year: 2010..These behaviors are shaped by social environmental resource factors, including social support, loneliness and neighborhood social cohesion...
- Drinking Behaviors of Migrant & Non-Migrant FarmworkersMichael Duke; Fiscal Year: 2003..to the myriad psychosocial factors that can contribute to sustained alcohol abuse: isolation, stress, loneliness, and boredom...
- Epidemiologic Study of Neural Reserve and Neurobiology of AgingDavid 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 ..
- Epidemiologic Study of Neural Reserve and Neurobiology of AgingDavid 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 ..
- For Better and For Worse: Late Effects of Cancer and BMT on Spouse-CaregiversMichelle Bishop; Fiscal Year: 2007..Spouses reported less social support, more loneliness, and less posttraumatic growth than BMT survivors...
- Hearing Acuity, Cognitive Aging, and Memory for SpeechArthur 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...
- Hearing Acuity, Cognitive Aging, and Memory for SpeechArthur 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...
- Subjective Social Isolation and Sleep Disturbances: Inflammatory Mechanisms in AgMichael 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...
- Social and Neural Bases of Vulnerability to Fraud in Older AdultsShelley 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, ..
- Subjective Social Isolation and Sleep Disturbances: Inflammatory Mechanisms in AgMichael 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...
- Social and Neural Bases of Vulnerability to Fraud in Older AdultsShelley 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, ..
- National Social Life, Health and Aging ProjectLINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2007..the relationship between older adult sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. C...
- National Social Life, Health and Aging ProjectLINDA WAITE; Fiscal Year: 2007..B) Evaluate the relationship between sexuality and social embeddedness including: sociability, independence, loneliness, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse...
- Attempted Suicide and Alcohol DependenceKENNETH 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 ..
- Attempted Suicide and Alcohol DependenceKENNETH 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 ..
- Rural Chronically Ill Women: Online Support NetworkClarann Weinert; Fiscal Year: 2004..include psychosocial status (social support, self-efficacy, self-esteem, empowerment, stress, depression, and loneliness), computer literacy skills, and health knowledge...
- The Psychosocial & Genetic Basis of Estrogen Metabolism & Blood Pressure in AgingChristopher 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)...
- TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIADeborah Beidel; Fiscal Year: 2004..Clinical correlates include headaches or stomachaches, panic, avoidance, general anxiety, dysphoria, loneliness, and a very restricted range of social relationships...
- Women's Disclosure of Their HIV StatusJULIANNE 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 ..
- Approach and Avoidance Social MotivationSHELLY GABLE; Fiscal Year: 2004..g., loneliness) and mental health, 2) in the context of everyday social interactions and daily fluctuations in well-being, and ..
- CHILDHOOD SOCIAL PHOBIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UPDeborah 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...
- EOL Care Companion IIEILEEN VAN SCHAIK; Fiscal Year: 2007..Effects on caregivers 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).
- Gene-Environment Interactions in Loneliness and Stress Reactivity in Older AdultsTurhan Canli; Fiscal Year: 2009b>Loneliness is a common experience among older individuals that can adversely affect physical and mental health. The effect of loneliness on health is mediated, at least in part, by psychological stress...