| Published: May 08, 2019
Loneliness and Social Support of Ageing People in Jharkhand
Loneliness is a serious problem for older people, which can be alleviated by social support. The dramatic population aging together with a social and economic change in India increases the likelihood of loneliness and the availability of different sources of social support of older people. The aim of this review was to identify the prevalence of loneliness and its related factors and sources of social support of older people in India. The 240 samples of aging people were selected based on random sampling but care was taken to incorporate the representative views of the state of Jharkhand. With an objective to assess the status of older persons living in varied conditions and geographical locations was random. The results showed that poor mental health status, financial inadequacy, and weak social support networks were significantly associated with the sense of loneliness of older adults, with social support being the most prominent risk factor.
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© 2019, Prasad. R, & Kumari. R
Received: February 04, 2019; Revision Received: April 18, 2019; Accepted: May 08, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019