?In Hong Kong, there are rigorous procedures for family members visiting elderly homes due to the COVID-19 epidemic, which may limit family visits and increase loneliness among older adults. ?? A social worker has thought an idea of adopting virtual visits to solve this dilemma, but how could we know about the effectiveness of this new service?
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? Which research design would be suitable in the context of Hong Kong?
? Are there any ethical issues when the experiment includes the older adults in the comparison group?
? Where could social workers find various well-established scales in Chinese version?
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