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Ensuring Contact: Calling Rural Appalachian Older Adults During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Description
Presents a study on the well-being and healthcare needs of socially isolated adults 75 years and older during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural West Virginia. Bases conclusions on telephone interviews with seniors from April 1-22, 2020. Breaks down data by demographic characteristics, mental and physical health conditions, and comfort with different forms of communication technology, among other factors.
Author(s)
Robert B Walker, Michael Grome, William Rollyson, Adam D Baus
Citation
Rural and Remote Health, 21, 6122
Date
01/2021
Type
Document
Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Appalachia · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Depression · Diabetes · Elderly population · Infectious diseases · Mental health · Public health · Stress and stress disorders · Telehealth · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · West Virginia