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dc.contributor.authorHare-Duke, Laurie
dc.contributor.authorDening, Tom
dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorMilner, Katja
dc.contributor.authorSlade, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T11:37:47Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T11:37:47Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationHare-Duke, L., Dening, T., de Oliveira, D., Milner, K. & Slade, M. (2019). Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: Systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245 (February), pp.188-199.en
dc.identifier.other10.1016/j.jad.2018.10.359
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9050
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUNDAdults with mental disorders are at a high risk of loneliness. Loneliness has been implicated in a wide variety of physical and mental health problems. Social connectedness interventions are one means to tackle loneliness but have shown mixed effectiveness. This study aims to: (1) identify existing measures of social connectedness and (2) develop a conceptual framework of social connectedness to inform future measurement and the development of new interventions.METHODSA systematic review of studies from six bibliographic databases was conducted. Studies were included if a quantitative measure of social connectedness was used amongst samples of adults with a mental disorder. Two analyses were conducted: a best evidence synthesis of measurement properties for identified measures and a narrative synthesis of items from these measures.RESULTSTwenty-eight papers were included, employing 21 different measures. Measurement properties were of poor or unknown quality. Data synthesis identified a five-dimension conceptual framework of social connectedness: Closeness, Identity and common bond, Valued relationships, Involvement and Cared for and accepted (giving the acronym CIVIC).LIMITATIONSThe majority of studies were conducted in high-income countries. It was not possible to validate the conceptual framework using the identified psychometric data.CONCLUSIONSThe new five-dimension framework of social connectedness in mental disorders provides the theoretical foundation for developing new measures and interventions for social connectedness.en
dc.description.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032718315106en
dc.subjectMental disordersen
dc.subjectSocial isolationen
dc.titleConceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: Systematic review and narrative synthesisen
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