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dc.contributor.authorVictor, C.R.
dc.contributor.authorRippon, I.
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorNelis, S.M.
dc.contributor.authorMartyr, A.
dc.contributor.authorHart, N.
dc.contributor.authorLamont, R.
dc.contributor.authorClare, L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-04T14:50:34Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-14T09:06:48Z
dc.date.available2020-05-04T14:50:34Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T09:06:48Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationVictor CR, Rippon I, Quinn C et al (2020) The prevalence and predictors of loneliness in caregivers of people with dementia: findings from the IDEAL programme. Aging & Mental Health. Accepted for Publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17813
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To establish the prevalence of loneliness among family caregivers of people with dementia and to identify potential risk factors for loneliness. Methods: Using data from the baseline wave of the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) cohort study, we examined loneliness in 1283 family caregivers of people with mild-to-moderate dementia living in Great Britain. Multinomial regression was used to examine the relative influence of a series of risk factors for caregiver loneliness. Results: Almost half, 43.7%, of caregivers reported moderate loneliness and 17.7% reported severe loneliness. Greater social isolation and increased caregiving stress were linked with both moderate and severe loneliness. Better quality of relationship with the person with dementia along with increased levels of well-being and life satisfaction were associated with a lower relative risk of reporting both moderate and severe loneliness. Discussion: This study examines the prevalence and predictors of loneliness in a large sample of family caregivers of people with dementia. Notably over two-thirds of caregivers in our sample reported feeling lonely. Interventions aimed at reducing caregiving stress and supporting meaningful relationships may go some way towards helping to reduce loneliness.en_US
dc.description.sponsorship‘Improving the Experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life: living well with dementia. The IDEAL study’ was funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through grant ES/L001853/2 ‘Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: living well with dementia’en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1753014en_US
dc.rights© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.subjectQuality of life/wellbeingen_US
dc.subjectLonelinessen_US
dc.subjectCaregivingen_US
dc.titleThe prevalence and predictors of loneliness in caregivers of people with dementia: findings from the IDEAL programmeen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2020-03-30
dc.date.application2020-04-20
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2020-05-04T13:50:35Z
refterms.dateFOA2020-05-14T09:08:03Z


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