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Impact of computer training courses on reduction of loneliness of older people in Finland and Slovenia
Helena Blažun, Kaija Saranto, Sari Rissanen, 2012, original scientific article

Abstract: Previous research has shown loneliness as a threat for the quality of life of older peopleč therefore the goal of the intervention in a quasi-experimental study was to evaluate and discuss the self-reported level of loneliness of older people in Finland and Slovenia before and after a computer intervention.Intervention in a quasi-experimental study was conducted among 58older participants at the baseline (M = 72.4 years) and 45 older participants at the follow-up research study (M = 72.9 years). Inferential statistics showed a significant difference in the reduction of loneliness between the countries, and a decreased level of loneliness of older people after completing the computer training course. Although older people experience many age-related problems which may reduce their interest in learning information and communication technology (ICT) skills, it is important that they are computer-proficient, because computer engagement can reduce the level of loneliness of older people and in this way has a positive effect on their quality of life.
Keywords: older people, loneliness, computer training course, socialization, health and well-being
Published: 10.07.2015; Views: 790; Downloads: 53
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Education of older people for combating their loneliness
Jana Goriup, Branka Čagran, Katja Krošl, 2015, original scientific article

Abstract: The article discusses education of older people for combating their loneliness, the reasons for it, and its consequences. The current theoretical findings were the reason for the empirical study of the research problem by the authors. In the empirical part, some aspects of the life of older people regarding their residences were compared: among older people living with their relatives, alone, with a partner, or in a retirement home, with special regard to the reasons/causes for residence, and the feeling of loneliness and contacts with relatives. The obtained empirical results showed that older people living alone or in a retirement home are in a worse position compared to those living with relatives or with a partner. The most at risk are older people living alone.
Keywords: education, elder people, residence type, loneliness, contacts
Published: 29.03.2017; Views: 361; Downloads: 172
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