Social connection and isolation panel
The Social connection and isolation panel is a set of five questions used to assess the number of types of social relationships on which a patient is connected and not isolated. Individuals receive one point for each of the following: being married or living together with someone in a partnership at the time of questioning, averaging three or more social interactions per week, attending church or other religious services more than four times per year, and reporting that they belong to a club or organization. A score of 0 (a summation of social isolation risks) represents the highest level of social isolation and a score of 4 represents the lowest level of social isolation. Among both men and women, a low social isolation score was associated with a mortality hazard ratio similar to that related to smoking and greater than that related to the other traditional clinical risk factors. PMID: 24028260 This study used the original NHANES III marital status question with an answer list that included 'Married - spouse in household' and 'Married - spouse not in household'. This panel includes the more common and recent marital status term since the answer list is more representative of what is being asked today.
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|Pantell M, Rehkopf D, Jutte D, Syme SL, Balmes J, Adler N. Social isolation: a predictor of mortality comparable to traditional clinical risk factors. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):2056-62. PMID: 24028260
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|Example UCUM Units
|Social connection and isolation panel
|Are you now married, widowed, divorced, separated, never married or living with a partner?
|In a typical week, how many times do you talk on the telephone with family, friends, or neighbors?
|How often do you get together with friends or relatives?
|How often do you attend church or religious services?
|Do you belong to any clubs or organizations such as church groups unions, fraternal or athletic groups, or school groups?
|Social isolation score [NHANES]
- Social connection and isolation panel
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