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Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness, its Correlates and Association to Health Status among Omani Older Adults

Abstract Advances in health care have resulted in an increase in life expectancy causing a rapid growth in the number of older adults at a global level. At the same time, socioeconomic development is transitioning family structures and social relationships. With reduced family engagement, many older adults are more at risk for physical and psychological health issues including loneliness, which is considered a public health issue affecting their quality of life and well-being. This descriptive, exploratory study aims to describe the significance of loneliness in three northern regions of the Sultanate of Oman. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence and correlates of loneliness and the relationship of loneliness to health statuses amo... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Al Yazeedi, Salma Abdullah (Author) / marek, karen D (Advisor) / Shin, Cha-Nam (Committee member) / Komnenich, Pauline (Committee member) / Hawkins, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aging / Nursing / 60 years and over / health status / loneliness / older adults / Omani / Social Isolation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 119 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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