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dc.contributor.authorMolloy, Gerarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Hannah Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Desmonden_UK
dc.contributor.authorConroy, Ronan Men_UK
dc.description.abstractBackground: Loneliness is as an important prognostic risk factor for poor health among older adults. There is some conflicting evidence showing that loneliness is associated with greater health care use. Objective: To examine whether loneliness is independently associated with both emergency hospitalization and planned hospital inpatient admissions in a population sample of older adults. Design: Nationally representative cross-sectional interviews in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Setting: Private homes in the community. Participants: Randomly selected older people in the community (aged > 65 years, N=2,033). Main outcome measure: Emergency hospitalization and planned hospital admissions. Results: Eleven percent of the sample had an emergency hospitalization and 15% had a planned hospital admission. Forty-two percent reported being bothered by loneliness. A higher frequency of loneliness was associated with emergency hospitalization only (Odds ratio = 1.29, 95% CI 1.08-1.55) and this association was independent of a range of potential confounds in multivariate analysis. Conclusion: In this community based sample of older adults greater loneliness was independently associated with emergency hospitalization, but not planned inpatient admissions.en_UK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell / The American Geriatrics Societyen_UK
dc.relationMolloy G, McGee HM, O'Neill D & Conroy RM (2010) Loneliness and Emergency and Planned Hospitalizations in a Community Sample of Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58 (8), pp. 1538-1541.;
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dc.subjectsocial isolationen_UK
dc.subjecthealthcare useen_UK
dc.titleLoneliness and Emergency and Planned Hospitalizations in a Community Sample of Older Adultsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of the American Geriatrics Societyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal College of Surgeons (Ireland)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTrinity College, Dublinen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal College of Surgeons (Ireland)en_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMolloy, Gerard|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcGee, Hannah M|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorO'Neill, Desmond|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorConroy, Ronan M|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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