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Social Isolation and Loneliness: Quality over Quantity

August 18, 2020
Public Health Insight
Social Isolation and Loneliness: Quality over Quantity
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Public Health Insight
Social Isolation and Loneliness: Quality over Quantity
Aug 18, 2020

Social isolation and loneliness are often used to refer to the same concept, however, in public health research, some important differences exist. Social isolation is more of an objective measure based on the size of one’s social network and the frequency of social interactions. On the other hand, loneliness refers to the subjective discrepancy between one’s desired level of social connection and actual social connection. Dr. Mehrete Girmay joins the Public Health Insight Podcast to discuss the impact of social isolation on population health and their association with premature mortality and chronic diseases.  

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Social isolation and loneliness are often used to refer to the same concept, however, in public health research, some important differences exist. Social isolation is more of an objective measure based on the size of one’s social network and the frequency of social interactions. On the other hand, loneliness refers to the subjective discrepancy between one’s desired level of social connection and actual social connection. Dr. Mehrete Girmay joins the Public Health Insight Podcast to discuss the impact of social isolation on population health and their association with premature mortality and chronic diseases.  

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. We would love it if you shared your thoughts with us through direct message on your social media platform of choice or by emailing us at ThePublicHealthInsight@gmail.com

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