Utilization of Social Support: Analyzing Literature

  • Rania Wa’el Mohammad Alabed Hasan RN, MSN; Al-Bashir Governmental Hospital, Jordan
Keywords: Utilization, Social Support, Analyzing, Literature


Social support profile is associated with increased psychological well-being and in response to important life events. Social support aids in lowering problems related to one's mental health. Elderly individuals who had relationships where their self-esteem was elevated were less likely to have a decline in their health. social support helps people reduce psychological distress such as anxiety or depression. Social support functions as a problem-solving and emotion-focused coping strategy.

Several studies have been conducted based on social support. This paper addresses a description of social support, and a discussion of eleven studies that used social support.


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How to Cite
Hasan, R. W. M. A. (2022). Utilization of Social Support: Analyzing Literature. IJO - International Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing ( ISSN: 2814-2098 ), 5(02), 26-42. Retrieved from https://www.ijojournals.com/index.php/hsn/article/view/553