Genomes and Genes
Summary: The state of feeling sad or dejected as a result of lack of companionship or being separated from others.
Publications325 found, 100 shown here
- 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 ..
- Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and deathCarla M Perissinotto
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Arch Intern Med 172:1078-83. 2012b>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.
- 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' ..
- 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 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.
- Loneliness, social support and family function of people living with HIV/AIDS in Anhui rural area, ChinaY H Sun
Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
Int J STD AIDS 20:255-8. 2009The 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...
- Loneliness, health, and mortality in old age: a national longitudinal studyYe Luo
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Clemson University, 130F Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Soc Sci Med 74:907-14. 2012This 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...
- Loneliness, social support networks, mood and wellbeing in community-dwelling elderlyJeannette Golden
St Patrick s Hospital, Dublin
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:694-700. 2009Both loneliness and social networks have been linked with mood and wellbeing. However, few studies have examined these factors simultaneously in community-dwelling participants...
- 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.
- Stress, loneliness, and depression in Taiwanese rural community-dwelling eldersJ J Wang
Fooyin Institute of Technology, 151 Chinh-hsuen Road, Ta-Liao Hsiang, 83101, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan
Int J Nurs Stud 38:339-47. 2001This 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...
- Oxytocin increases autonomic cardiac control: moderation by lonelinessGreg 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...
- How can I connect with thee? Let me count the waysLouise C Hawkley
Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychol Sci 16:798-804. 2005Two 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...
- Correlation between loneliness and social relationship among empty nest elderly in Anhui rural area, ChinaZhen Qiang Wu
Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
Aging Ment Health 14:108-12. 2010To study the possible associations between loneliness and social relationship (social support and family function) in Chinese empty nest elderly.
- The effect of loneliness on malnutrition in elderly populationEnisa 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.
- 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, 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 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 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 meta-analysis of interventions to reduce lonelinessChristopher M Masi
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Rev 15:219-66. 2011Social and demographic trends are placing an increasing number of adults at risk for loneliness, an established risk factor for physical and mental illness...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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, ..
- 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.
- 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%...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 ..
- 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...
- Predictors of loneliness in U.S. adults over age sixty-fiveLaurie A Theeke
Department of Health Restoration, West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Arch Psychiatr Nurs 23:387-96. 2009The 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%...
- Patterns of loneliness in an immigrant populationAlexander M Ponizovsky
Mental Health Services, Department of Research and Planning, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
Compr Psychiatry 45:408-14. 2004b>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...
- The effects of reminiscence therapy on psychological well-being, depression, and loneliness among the institutionalized agedKai Jo Chiang
Department of Nursing, Tri Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:380-8. 2010To examine the effects of reminiscence therapy on psychological well-being, depression, and loneliness among institutionalized elderly people.
- Changes in loneliness during middle childhood predict risk for adolescent suicidality indirectly through mental health problemsAngela C Jones
John Carroll University, USA
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 40:818-24. 2011We 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...
- European and Canadian studies of loneliness among seniorsDaniel Perlman
School of Social Work and Family Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Can J Aging 23:181-8. 2004This article provides a commentary on a set of five other articles reporting European and Canadian studies of loneliness among seniors...
- Loneliness and ethnic minority elders in Great Britain: an exploratory studyChristina R Victor
School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK
J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:65-78. 2012b>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, ..
- On failed intersubjectivity: Recollections of loneliness experiences in offspring of Holocaust survivorsHadas Wiseman
Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:350-8. 2008Intergenerational 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...
- Association of MTHFR C677T polymorphism with loneliness but not depression in cognitively normal elderly malesWen 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...
- An exploration of loneliness: communication and the social networks of older people with cerebral palsyLiora Ballin
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
J Intellect Dev Disabil 32:315-26. 2007There 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...
- Loneliness and depression in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disordersR 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 ..
- Addressing loneliness in later lifeSimone Pettigrew
UWA Business School, University of Western Australia, Crawley WA, Australia
Aging Ment Health 12:302-9. 2008Social 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 ..
- Loneliness in patients with rheumatic diseases: the significance of invalidation and lack of social supportMarianne 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...
- Psychosocial group rehabilitation for lonely older people: favourable processes and mediating factors of the intervention leading to alleviated lonelinessNiina Savikko
The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Helsinki, Finland
Int J Older People Nurs 5:16-24. 2010b>Loneliness among community-dwelling older people is a common problem, with serious health consequences.
- Look (closely) at all the lonely people: age and the social psychology of social supportJason 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...
- The relation between trust beliefs and loneliness during early childhood, middle childhood, and adulthoodKen J Rotenberg
Keele University, School of Psychology, Keele, UK
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:1086-100. 2010Four 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 ..
- Changes in depressive symptoms, social support, and loneliness over 1 year after a minimum 3-month videoconference program for older nursing home residentsHsiu Hsin Tsai
School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
J Med Internet Res 13:e93. 2011A 3-month videoconference interaction program with family members has been shown to decrease depression and loneliness in nursing home residents...
- How daydreaming relates to life satisfaction, loneliness, and social support: the importance of gender and daydream contentRaymond 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)...
- The SOLINUT study: analysis of the interaction between nutrition and loneliness in persons aged over 70 yearsM 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. 2005Insufficient 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.
- Islands of loneliness: exploring social interaction through the autobiographies of individuals with autismJulie 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...
- Situational versus chronic loneliness as risk factors for all-cause mortalitySharon Shiovitz-Ezra
Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Int Psychogeriatr 22:455-62. 2010Several international studies have substantiated the role of loneliness as a risk factor for mortality...
- Implicit and explicit self-esteem as concurrent predictors of suicidal ideation, depressive symptoms, and lonelinessDaan 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...
- Social support, loneliness, recuperative processes, and their direct and indirect effects on healthChris Segrin
Department of Communication, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Health Commun 26:221-32. 2011This study tested predictions that potentially explain why social support is associated with better health and loneliness is associated with poorer health...
- 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...
- Social isolation, loneliness and health among older adultsCaitlin E Coyle
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125 3393, USA
J Aging Health 24:1346-63. 2012To examine the relationship of social isolation, loneliness and health outcomes among older adults.
- Perception and negative effect of loneliness in a Chicago Chinese population of older adultsXinQi Dong
Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, 1645 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, United States
Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:151-9. 2012This 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...
- Boredom-proneness, loneliness, social engagement and depression and their association with cognitive function in older people: a population studyRonan 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...
- The prevalence of loneliness among adults: a case study of the United KingdomChristina R Victor
School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom
J Psychol 146:85-104. 2012Within 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...
- Loneliness, social isolation, and behavioral and biological health indicators in older adultsAparna Shankar
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
Health Psychol 30:377-85. 2011A number of mechanisms have been proposed through which social isolation and loneliness may affect health, including health-related behavioral and biological factors...
- Animal-assisted therapy and loneliness in nursing homes: use of robotic versus living dogsMarian 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. 2008b>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...
- A short-form measure of loneliness among second-generation migrantsF Neto
, Universidade do Porto, R. do Campo Alegre, 1055, 4150 Porto, Portugal
Psychol Rep 88:201-2. 2001The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric characteristics of a 6-item measure to assess loneliness among 109 second-generation adolescent migrants...
- Living arrangements, social integration, and loneliness in later life: the case of physical disabilityDavid 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...
- 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 (&..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- [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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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 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.
- 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. 2003To examine the effects of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support in Japanese women with breast cancer.
- 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.
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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, 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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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 ..
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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, ..
- 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, ..
- 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)...
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...