Social Isolation, Loneliness, and All-Cause Mortality in Older Men and Women


From the abstract:

Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality, but it is uncertain whether their effects are independent or whether loneliness represents the emotional pathway through which social isolation impairs health. We therefore assessed the extent to which the association between social isolation and mortality is mediated by loneliness.

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subject terms

Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental

Aging & Longevity > Health

Aging & Longevity > Social Interaction & Isolation

related organization

National Academy of Sciences

resource type

Research and Studies




All-cause mortality, Loneliness