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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Instruments of Korean versions to measure social isolation and loneliness in elderly

Scales No. of items Outcomes Standardization
Korean version of the revised UCLA loneliness scale [29] 20 Loneliness (intimate others, social others, belonging & affiliation) Cronbach’s alpha=0.93
Korean version of De Jong Gierveld Scale [33] 6 Loneliness (emotional, social)
Korean version of Lubben Social Network Scale [34] 10 Social network (principal components with 3 factors) Cronbach’s alpha=0.75
Test-retest correlation coefficient=0.78
Pearson’s correlation coefficient: 0.58* (with Korean version of Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire), 0.29* & 0.40* (with Korean Health Related Quality of Life Scale, Role domain & Social domain)

*P<0.001.

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