Living alone, loneliness, and depressive symptoms among Indonesian older women

Siwi Sri Widhowati, Ching Min Chen, Ling Hui Chang, Chia Kuei Lee, Susan Fetzer

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Abstract

In this study, the researchers aimed to investigate the factors associated with loneliness and depressive symptoms among Indonesian older women. A secondary data analysis of the Indonesian Family Life Survey-5 was conducted. Data from 1233 women aged 60 years or above were analyzed using logistic regression. Results indicated fewer than one in five older women lived alone, half reported loneliness, and 16% reported depressive symptoms. Living alone was significantly associated with loneliness and depressive symptoms. Different factors were associated with loneliness and depressive symptoms. Loneliness and depression were found to be independent constructs of older women living alone in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-996
Number of pages13
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Professions(all)

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