Loneliness and Cognitive Functioning Over Time: Using Ambulatory Cognitive Assessment
AuthorKang, J-E; Harrington, K; Sliwinski, M
Source TitleInnovation in Aging
PublisherOxford University Press
University of Melbourne Author/sHarrington, Karra
AffiliationBusiness & Economics
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsKang, J. -E., Harrington, K. & Sliwinski, M. (2020). Loneliness and Cognitive Functioning Over Time: Using Ambulatory Cognitive Assessment. Innovation in Aging, 4 (Supplement_1), pp.566-566. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa057.1869.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access at PMChttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7741517
Loneliness has been investigated as a risk factor for cognitive health, but results were inconsistent. This study used three measurement bursts of ambulatory cognitive assessment to determine whether loneliness affects longitudinal changes in cognitive functioning in daily life. At each burst, participants performed cognitive assessment five times a day for 14 days. 138 adults (Mage=49.4) who completed all three bursts were included in this study. Growth curve modeling showed that, on average, scores of cognitive functioning were improved across a 2 year period (p&lt;.001). The chronic lonely group (in the highest tertile at all 3 bursts) showed less improvement in scores compared to non-lonely people (p&lt;.01), although there was no difference in cognitive functioning at the baseline between two groups. This study indicates that we need a repeated measurement of cognitive functioning and longitudinal approach to detect the effect of chronic loneliness on the rate of cognitive change. Part of a symposium sponsored by the Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design Interest Group.
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