Social Isolation

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Social Isolation was measured using the abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6: Lubben et al.2003). The Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS) was designed specifically to gauge levels of social isolation among older people by assessing levels of perceived social support and the availability of a confident (Lubben et al., 2004). In addition, it can also be considered an objective measure as the scale measures the size of the older person’s active social network. The abbreviated version of the original scale LSNS-6 was designed to be used as a screening tool for social isolation in community settings and in research settings (Lubben et al., 2003) and comprises of 6 questions separated into two categories; family and

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