A randomized controlled trial was set up in 1985 to test the effect of social intervention over 3 years among elderly people, aged 75 and above, living alone.
The sampling frame was the age/sex register of a large group practice of 12 general practitioners serving the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, with a list size of approximately 32,000 patients.
A total of 523 elderly people living alone in 1985 were identified, interviewed, and randomized into experimental and control groups.
A lay worker offered the experimental group (n=261) individual packages of support that aimed at enhanced social contacts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Environnement social, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Morbidité, Support social, Aide thérapeutique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Travail social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Social environment, Epidemiology, Mortality, Morbidity, Social support, Therapeutic assistance, United Kingdom, Europe, Social work
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Cote : 93-0284065
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.