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Loneliness and Social Isolation among Older Women: Coping Interventions a Way Forward
Loneliness and social isolation among older adults is a growing public concerns now a days due to swelling population of older adults and scare financial resources. Older adults are more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. It affects their quality of life and a root cause of their bad mental and physical health specifically women in developing countries. This review based paper focused that the quantitative outcome studies to date have been focused only which are failing to account for the other forms of evidence based practices. Therefore, the concerns are growing about the failure of quantitative review regarding the in depth explanations of the diverse perspective on research activity and phenomenology. This paper explored that the reflection of these concerns can be evaluated through the recent research calls for greater qualitative integrated work for better understanding of the intervention designs, implementation process of these interventions and development of results. Thus, this paper discussed that there have been a multiple reviews in this domain which indicated that there is immense need of augment research which may explore coping interventions that really work for tackling the loneliness and social isolation among older women.
Dr. Uzma Ashiq
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Beenish Ijaz Butt
Incharge/Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Abubakar Nazeer Choudhry
Senior Research Officer, ORIC, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Elderly Women, Evidence Based Practices, Interventions, Isolation, Loneliness, Pakistan Strategies