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ERIC Number: EJ899024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Effects of a Visiting Service for Older Widowed Individuals: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Onrust, Simone; Willemse, Godelief; Van Den Bout, Jan; Cuijpers, Pim
Death Studies, v34 n9 p777-803 2010
The loss of the partner is an important risk factor for developing serious psychological problems. In this study the authors examined the effect of the visiting service on the mental health and quality of life of older widowed individuals. They conducted a pragmatic randomized trial. All respondents were randomly assigned to a visiting service (n = 110) or a control condition (n = 106) and were interviewed at baseline, at 6 months, and at 12 months after baseline. The visiting service was not more effective than the control condition in the overall sample. However, socially lonely, physically ill, or low-educated respondents improved more in the experimental group than in the control group. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands