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Exploring Existential Loneliness Among Frail Older People as a Basis for an Intervention: Protocol for the Development Phase of the LONE Study

Exploring Existential Loneliness Among Frail Older People as a Basis for an Intervention: Protocol for the Development Phase of the LONE Study

One such central existential issue is loneliness. Loneliness is often related to either physical aspects of life, where a need for closeness and touch are in focus, or to social isolation, where a need for human relationships are in focus [6].

Anna-Karin Edberg, Ingrid Bolmsjö

JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(8):e13607

The Role of Perceived Loneliness in Youth Addictive Behaviors: Cross-National Survey Study

The Role of Perceived Loneliness in Youth Addictive Behaviors: Cross-National Survey Study

and Peplau [27] offers a blueprint for social psychological theory of loneliness, and it is broadly used in conceptualizing loneliness.

Iina Savolainen, Atte Oksanen, Markus Kaakinen, Anu Sirola, Hye-Jin Paek

JMIR Ment Health 2020;7(1):e14035

Smartphone App to Address Loneliness Among College Students: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Smartphone App to Address Loneliness Among College Students: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Although most of the literature on loneliness focuses on older adults, multiple studies indicate that loneliness is especially prevalent among younger generations [3-5].

Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, Cayce J Hook, Jennifer H Pfeifer, Caroline FitzGerald, Brittany Davis, Kevin L Delucchi, Jana Haritatos, Danielle E Ramo

JMIR Ment Health 2020;7(10):e21496

Changes in Depressive Symptoms, Social Support, and Loneliness Over 1 Year After a Minimum 3-Month Videoconference Program for Older Nursing Home Residents

Changes in Depressive Symptoms, Social Support, and Loneliness Over 1 Year After a Minimum 3-Month Videoconference Program for Older Nursing Home Residents

Though family members may have limited time to visit residents in person, telephone calls can reduce residents’ loneliness [20].

Hsiu-Hsin Tsai, Yun-Fang Tsai

J Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e93

Communication Technology Preferences of Hospitalized and Institutionalized Frail Older Adults During COVID-19 Confinement: Cross-Sectional Survey Study

Communication Technology Preferences of Hospitalized and Institutionalized Frail Older Adults During COVID-19 Confinement: Cross-Sectional Survey Study

For instance, the visitation restrictions in geriatric care units and nursing homes, although essential to the control of the pandemic, have also become a major source of social isolation and loneliness for vulnerable populations [1-3].

Guillaume Sacco, Sébastien Lléonart, Romain Simon, Frédéric Noublanche, Cédric Annweiler, TOVID Study Group

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020;8(9):e21845