Journal article

Loneliness, social support, social isolation and wellbeing among working age adults with and without disability: Cross-sectional study.

Eric Emerson, Nicola Fortune, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Roger Stancliffe

Disability and Health Journal | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Loneliness is significantly related to health and wellbeing. However, there is little information on the prevalence of loneliness among people with disability or the association between disability, loneliness and wellbeing. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: For a nationally representative sample of adults (age 16-64) with/without disability, to examine exposure to three indicators of low social connectedness (loneliness, low perceived social support, social isolation), and to evaluate the association between low social connectedness and wellbeing. To test whether disability status moderated the relationship between low social connectedness and wellbeing. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data f..

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