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dc.contributor.authorJohnstone, G
dc.contributor.authorDickins, M
dc.contributor.authorLowthian, J
dc.contributor.authorRenehan, E
dc.contributor.authorEnticott, J
dc.contributor.authorMortimer, D
dc.contributor.authorOgrin, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T02:29:40Z
dc.date.available2020-05-05T02:29:40Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0144-686X
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0144686X19001818
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393313
dc.description.abstractThe global population is ageing and the likelihood of living alone increases with age. Services are necessary to help older people living alone to optimise health and wellbeing. This systematic review aimed to summarise the effectiveness and accessibility of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people living alone. Relevant electronic databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and Scopus) were searched for all years up to August 2018. Studies were included if they involved older people (aged ⩾55 years) living alone, and an intervention with measured health and wellbeing outcomes. All study types were included. The Theory of Access was used to assess interventions across dimensions of accessibility, availability, acceptability, affordability, adequacy and awareness. Twenty-eight studies met the eligibility criteria; 17 studies focused on ageing safely in place and 11 on psychological and social wellbeing. Studies comprised quantitative (N = 19), qualitative (N = 4) and mixed-methods (N = 5) approaches. Dimensions from the Theory of Access were poorly addressed in the studies, particularly those of higher-quality methodology. Studies were heterogeneous, preliminary in scope and lacked consistent study design, methodology or measurement. Services that do not address user accessibility in design or evaluation may be limited in their uptake and impact. It is recommended that dimensions of access and co-creation principles be integrated into service design processes and be evaluated alongside clinical effectiveness.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAgeing and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, management, tourism and services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode35
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode44
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleInterventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people living alone: A mixed-methods systematic review of effectiveness and accessibility
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJohnstone, G; Dickins, M; Lowthian, J; Renehan, E; Enticott, J; Mortimer, D; Ogrin, R, Interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people living alone: A mixed-methods systematic review of effectiveness and accessibility, Ageing and Society, 2019
dc.date.updated2020-04-21T03:12:20Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Cambridge University Press. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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