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The Effect of Information Communication Technology Interventions on Reducing Social Isolation in the Elderly: A Systematic Review

The Effect of Information Communication Technology Interventions on Reducing Social Isolation in the Elderly: A Systematic Review

Social isolation among the elderly is therefore a growing concern. Depending on the definition and measure, the prevalence of social isolation among people aged 60 years and older is 7% to 24% [2-7] compared to 7% in the general population [6].

Yi-Ru Regina Chen, Peter J Schulz

J Med Internet Res 2016;18(1):e18


Exploring the Extent of the Hikikomori Phenomenon on Twitter: Mixed Methods Study of Western Language Tweets

Exploring the Extent of the Hikikomori Phenomenon on Twitter: Mixed Methods Study of Western Language Tweets

Definitions of hikikomori have evolved slightly over time [4], but in general, individuals with hikikomori are defined by their pattern of social isolation, remaining usually at their homes, which includes significant distress or functional impairment (eg,

Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Miguel Angel Alvarez-Mon, Angel Asunsolo del Barco, Melchor Alvarez-Mon, Alan Teo

J Med Internet Res 2019;21(5):e14167


Impact of Internet Use on Loneliness and Contact with Others Among Older Adults: Cross-Sectional Analysis

Impact of Internet Use on Loneliness and Contact with Others Among Older Adults: Cross-Sectional Analysis

This type of move often puts older adults at increased risk of feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness and social isolation are closely related, yet distinct, concepts.

Shelia R. Cotten, William A. Anderson, Brandi M. McCullough

J Med Internet Res 2013;15(2):e39