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A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers

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A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers. / Giebel, Clarissa; Lord, Kathryn; Cooper, Claudia; Shenton, Justine; Cannon, Jacqueline; Pulford, Daniel; Shaw, Lisa; Gaughan, Anna; Tetlow, Hilary; Butchard, Sarah; Limbert, Stan; Callaghan, Steve; Whittington, Rosie; Rogers, Carol; Komuravelli, Aravind; Rajagopal, Manoj; Eley, Ruth; Watkins, Caroline; Downs, Murna; Reilly, Siobhan; Ward, Kym; Corcoran, Rhiannon; Bennett, Kate; Gabbay, Mark.

In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.03.2021, p. 393-402.

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Giebel, C, Lord, K, Cooper, C, Shenton, J, Cannon, J, Pulford, D, Shaw, L, Gaughan, A, Tetlow, H, Butchard, S, Limbert, S, Callaghan, S, Whittington, R, Rogers, C, Komuravelli, A, Rajagopal, M, Eley, R, Watkins, C, Downs, M, Reilly, S, Ward, K, Corcoran, R, Bennett, K & Gabbay, M 2021, 'A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 393-402. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5434

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Giebel, C., Lord, K., Cooper, C., Shenton, J., Cannon, J., Pulford, D., Shaw, L., Gaughan, A., Tetlow, H., Butchard, S., Limbert, S., Callaghan, S., Whittington, R., Rogers, C., Komuravelli, A., Rajagopal, M., Eley, R., Watkins, C., Downs, M., ... Gabbay, M. (2021). A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 36(3), 393-402. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5434

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Giebel C, Lord K, Cooper C, Shenton J, Cannon J, Pulford D et al. A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 1;36(3):393-402. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5434

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Giebel, Clarissa ; Lord, Kathryn ; Cooper, Claudia ; Shenton, Justine ; Cannon, Jacqueline ; Pulford, Daniel ; Shaw, Lisa ; Gaughan, Anna ; Tetlow, Hilary ; Butchard, Sarah ; Limbert, Stan ; Callaghan, Steve ; Whittington, Rosie ; Rogers, Carol ; Komuravelli, Aravind ; Rajagopal, Manoj ; Eley, Ruth ; Watkins, Caroline ; Downs, Murna ; Reilly, Siobhan ; Ward, Kym ; Corcoran, Rhiannon ; Bennett, Kate ; Gabbay, Mark. / A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers. In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2021 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 393-402.

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title = "A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: The aim of this national survey was to explore the impact of COVID-19 public health measures on access to social support services and the effects of closures of services on the mental well-being of older people and those affected by dementia.METHODS: A UK-wide online and telephone survey was conducted with older adults, people with dementia, and carers between April and May 2020.The survey captured demographic and postcode data, social support service usage before and after COVID-19 public health measures, current quality of life, depression, and anxiety. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to explore the relationship between social support service variations and anxiety and well-being.RESULTS: 569 participants completed the survey (61 people with dementia, 285 unpaid carers, and 223 older adults). Paired samples t-tests and X2 -tests showed that the mean hour of weekly social support service usage and the number of people having accessed various services was significantly reduced post COVID-19. Multiple regression analyses showed that higher variations in social support service hours significantly predicted increased levels of anxiety in people with dementia and older adults, and lower levels of mental well-being in unpaid carers and older adults.CONCLUSIONS: Being unable to access social support services due to COVID contributed to worse quality of life and anxiety in those affected by dementia and older adults across the UK. Social support services need to be enabled to continue providing support in adapted formats, especially in light of continued public health restrictions for the foreseeable future. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.",
author = "Clarissa Giebel and Kathryn Lord and Claudia Cooper and Justine Shenton and Jacqueline Cannon and Daniel Pulford and Lisa Shaw and Anna Gaughan and Hilary Tetlow and Sarah Butchard and Stan Limbert and Steve Callaghan and Rosie Whittington and Carol Rogers and Aravind Komuravelli and Manoj Rajagopal and Ruth Eley and Caroline Watkins and Murna Downs and Siobhan Reilly and Kym Ward and Rhiannon Corcoran and Kate Bennett and Mark Gabbay",
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year = "2021",
month = mar,
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doi = "10.1002/gps.5434",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
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T1 - A UK survey of COVID-19 related social support closures and their effects on older people, people with dementia, and carers

AU - Giebel, Clarissa

AU - Lord, Kathryn

AU - Cooper, Claudia

AU - Shenton, Justine

AU - Cannon, Jacqueline

AU - Pulford, Daniel

AU - Shaw, Lisa

AU - Gaughan, Anna

AU - Tetlow, Hilary

AU - Butchard, Sarah

AU - Limbert, Stan

AU - Callaghan, Steve

AU - Whittington, Rosie

AU - Rogers, Carol

AU - Komuravelli, Aravind

AU - Rajagopal, Manoj

AU - Eley, Ruth

AU - Watkins, Caroline

AU - Downs, Murna

AU - Reilly, Siobhan

AU - Ward, Kym

AU - Corcoran, Rhiannon

AU - Bennett, Kate

AU - Gabbay, Mark

N1 - This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PY - 2021/3/1

Y1 - 2021/3/1

N2 - OBJECTIVES: The aim of this national survey was to explore the impact of COVID-19 public health measures on access to social support services and the effects of closures of services on the mental well-being of older people and those affected by dementia.METHODS: A UK-wide online and telephone survey was conducted with older adults, people with dementia, and carers between April and May 2020.The survey captured demographic and postcode data, social support service usage before and after COVID-19 public health measures, current quality of life, depression, and anxiety. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to explore the relationship between social support service variations and anxiety and well-being.RESULTS: 569 participants completed the survey (61 people with dementia, 285 unpaid carers, and 223 older adults). Paired samples t-tests and X2 -tests showed that the mean hour of weekly social support service usage and the number of people having accessed various services was significantly reduced post COVID-19. Multiple regression analyses showed that higher variations in social support service hours significantly predicted increased levels of anxiety in people with dementia and older adults, and lower levels of mental well-being in unpaid carers and older adults.CONCLUSIONS: Being unable to access social support services due to COVID contributed to worse quality of life and anxiety in those affected by dementia and older adults across the UK. Social support services need to be enabled to continue providing support in adapted formats, especially in light of continued public health restrictions for the foreseeable future. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

AB - OBJECTIVES: The aim of this national survey was to explore the impact of COVID-19 public health measures on access to social support services and the effects of closures of services on the mental well-being of older people and those affected by dementia.METHODS: A UK-wide online and telephone survey was conducted with older adults, people with dementia, and carers between April and May 2020.The survey captured demographic and postcode data, social support service usage before and after COVID-19 public health measures, current quality of life, depression, and anxiety. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to explore the relationship between social support service variations and anxiety and well-being.RESULTS: 569 participants completed the survey (61 people with dementia, 285 unpaid carers, and 223 older adults). Paired samples t-tests and X2 -tests showed that the mean hour of weekly social support service usage and the number of people having accessed various services was significantly reduced post COVID-19. Multiple regression analyses showed that higher variations in social support service hours significantly predicted increased levels of anxiety in people with dementia and older adults, and lower levels of mental well-being in unpaid carers and older adults.CONCLUSIONS: Being unable to access social support services due to COVID contributed to worse quality of life and anxiety in those affected by dementia and older adults across the UK. Social support services need to be enabled to continue providing support in adapted formats, especially in light of continued public health restrictions for the foreseeable future. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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DO - 10.1002/gps.5434

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 32946619

VL - 36

SP - 393

EP - 402

JO - International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

JF - International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

SN - 0885-6230

IS - 3

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