Older people’s social relationships have been implicated as a cause of premature mortality and increased morbidity. However, the effect of loneliness, isolation and social support on older adults’ use of services is less well understood. This project aims to assess the evidence on the relationship between social support, loneliness, social isolation and older adults’ use of health and social services, through systematic review.
NIHR Career Development Fellowship
|Start Date:||March 2012|
|End Date:||November 2013|