Letters Against Loneliness: The Effect of a Pen Pal Program Uniting Older Adults and College Students on Perceived Loneliness
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Committee Member/Second Reader
Surveys within years and particularly the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed increasing rates of loneliness. More research is also emerging linking loneliness with a myriad of negative health outcomes as well as reduced quality of life. There is little research about effective interventions addressing loneliness. This paper reviews the available literature on the topic and proposes a pen pal program for college students and older adults developed based on available evidence.
Loneliness, Pen Pal, Interventions, Nursing, Older Adults, College Students
Miriani, A., & Crawford, C. (2021). Letters Against Loneliness: The Effect of a Pen Pal Program Uniting Older Adults and College Students on Perceived Loneliness. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/153
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