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The Scale of Friendship Quality of Elderly at Individual level

The Scale of Friendship Quality of Elderly at Individual level??‍??‍?


Hi everyone!


Loneliness is a common problem faced by many seniors in Hong Kong. Social isolation has been identified as an independent factor that may have an impact on people’s quality of life. Studies have shown that social isolation and the subjective experience of loneliness were associated with higher mortality in elders. (Steptoe et al., 2013)?


Apart from family care, connections with neighbours and friends are also important social support to older adults. ?If you are working with elderlies, come and check out the scale that measures the friendship quality at the individual level in our Outcome/ Indicator Bank:




Steptoe, A., Shankar, A., Demakakos, P., & Wardle, J. (2013). Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(15), 5797-5801. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1219686110


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