Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
One Is the Loneliest Number: Factors That Affect Depression in Homebound Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Indiana University Health, Bloomington, IN, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
One Is the Loneliest Number: Factors That Affect Depression in Homebound Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505110. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3005
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505110. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3005
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

As the number of homebound adults increases, depression among this population is doubling to tripling. This study found significant correlation between loneliness and depression. Loneliness was correlated to limited visitors and decreased meaningful activities. OTs can impact this population through using the occupational profile to determine ways to increase meaningfulness in activities or serve as advisors to local agencies to determine ways to decrease loneliness and social isolation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Alissia Garabrant