Poster 13: Somi Lee – Psychological Impact of Social Isolation in Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Faculty mentor: Joseph Kim

The COVID19 pandemic has brought numerous changes to our lives. In the U.S., many people have been encouraged or even enforced at one point to socially distance themselves and stay-at-home. While social distancing can help prevent the spread of the disease, limited social activity can negatively affect one’s emotional well-being, especially for older adults whose social contacts are often outside the home. The goal of our study is to find out how social isolation impacts one’s mental health.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: somi.lee@utah.edu

 

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