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Abuse and neglect experienced by aging chinese in Canada.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature130694
Source
J Elder Abuse Negl. 2011 Oct;23(4):326-47
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2011
Author
Daniel W L Lai
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. dlai@ucalgary.ca
Source
J Elder Abuse Negl. 2011 Oct;23(4):326-47
Date
Oct-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Canada - epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Elder Abuse - ethnology
Female
Geriatric Assessment - methods
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment - methods
Risk factors
Social Environment
Vulnerable Populations - ethnology - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
The traditional values of Chinese culture promote care and respect toward older adults. While it appears to be ironic to discuss issues of abuse and neglect in the Chinese culture, research findings in Chinese societies do indicate the occurrences of such problems. However, little research on the abuse and neglect of older Chinese in Western societies has been available. This study aims to examine the incidence of abuse and neglect and the associated correlates based on data collected from a random sample of 2,272 aging Chinese 55 years and older in seven Canadian cities. The findings show that 4.5% of the participants reported experiencing at least one incident of maltreatment or neglect within the past year. The most common forms of neglect and abuse experienced by the aging Chinese include being scolded, yelled at, treated impolitely all the time, and ridiculed. Close family members such as spouses and sons are those that most commonly maltreat older Chinese. Those who were more likely to report at least one incident of maltreatment or neglect were older adults living with others; they tended to have no education, more access barriers, more chronic illnesses, less favorable mental health, and a higher level of identification with Chinese cultural values. The findings implied that the face value of respect and care received by older people in Chinese culture should not be taken for granted. Culturally appropriate precautionary steps are needed for prevention and early problem identification.
PubMed ID
21978291 View in PubMed
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Abuse and neglect of older persons in seven cities in seven countries in Europe: a cross-sectional community study.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature121931
Source
Int J Public Health. 2013 Feb;58(1):121-32
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2013
Author
Jutta Lindert
Juan de Luna
Francisco Torres-Gonzales
Henrique Barros
Elisabeth Ioannidi-Kopolou
Maria Gabriella Melchiorre
Mindaugas Stankunas
Gloria Macassa
Joaquim F J Soares
Author Affiliation
Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany. mail@jlindert.de
Source
Int J Public Health. 2013 Feb;58(1):121-32
Date
Feb-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Elder Abuse - economics - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Emigrants and Immigrants - classification
Female
Germany
Greece
Humans
Italy
Lithuania
Logistic Models
Male
Marital status
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Portugal
Prevalence
Residence Characteristics
Sex Factors
Social Class
Spain
Sweden
Abstract
We aimed to investigate the prevalence rate of abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial, neglect) of older persons (AO) in seven cities from seven countries in Europe (Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden), and to assess factors potentially associated with AO.
A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2009 (n = 4,467, aged 60-84). Potentially associated factors were grouped into domains (domain 1: age, gender, migration history; domain 2: education, occupation; domain 3: marital status, living situation; domain 4: habitation, income, financial strain). We calculated odds ratios (OR) with their respective 95 % confidence intervals (CI).
Psychological AO was the most common form of AO, ranging from 10.4 % (95 % CI 8.1-13.0) in Italy to 29.7 % (95 % CI 26.2-33.5) in Sweden. Second most common form was financial AO, ranging from 1.8 % (95 % CI 0.9-3.2) in Sweden to 7.8 % (95 % CI 5.8-10.1) in Portugal. Less common was physical AO, ranging from 1.0 % (95 % CI 0.4-2.1) in Italy to 4.0 % (95 % CI 2.6-5.8 %) in Sweden. Sexual AO was least common, ranging from 0.3 (95 % CI 0.0-1.1) in Italy and Spain to 1.5 % (95 % CI 0.7-2.8) in Greece. Being from Germany (AOR 3.25, 95 % CI 2.34-4.51), Sweden (OR 3.16, 95 % CI 2.28-4.39) or Lithuania (AOR 2.45, 95 % CI 1.75-3.43) was associated with increased prevalence rates of AO.
Country of residence of older people is independent from the four assessed domains associated with AO. Life course perspectives on AO are highly needed to get better insight, and to develop and implement prevention strategies targeted at decreasing prevalence rates of AO.
PubMed ID
22864651 View in PubMed
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Abuse and neglect of the elderly--a Nordic perspective report from a Nordic research project.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature220951
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1993 Jun;21(2):126-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1993
Author
I. Hydle
Author Affiliation
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Ulleval Hospital, University of Oslo.
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1993 Jun;21(2):126-8
Date
Jun-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Diagnosis, Differential
Elder Abuse - prevention & control
Humans
Research
Scandinavia
Violence
Wounds and Injuries - etiology - prevention & control
Abstract
This article describes how abuse and neglect of the elderly was made an issue for research in a Nordic perspective. The Council of Nordic Ministers funded a cooperation between Nordic researchers on the issue of abuse of the elderly, based on a Norwegian initiative in 1988. The aim was to establish a base of knowledge in order to recommend social and political measures for each country. The researchers were chosen from the disciplines of social work, social anthropology, sociology, nursing sciences and medicine. Interested researchers were hard to find in Iceland and Denmark. Important results are on a theoretical level the discussion and perspectives on the definition of "family", "violence" and "elderly". On the practical level the results reveal that between 8% and 17% of a random population sample in Denmark, Sweden and Finland knew about elderly people being abused in their homes. Between 1 and 8% of elderly people living in their homes are being abused by their close kin, according to either the old people themselves or as reported by home nurses. In one of the Swedish projects 12% of close family members, being responsible for the care of a demented, mostly spouse or parent, admitted abuse towards the demented person. Swedish home nurses described the difficulties in intervening into the abusive families.
PubMed ID
8367679 View in PubMed
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J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 1986 Oct;24(10):28-34
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1986
Author
S P Hirst
J. Miller
Source
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 1986 Oct;24(10):28-34
Date
Oct-1986
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Attitude
Canada
Counseling
Elder Abuse
Family
Female
Humans
Male
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Care
Parent-Child Relations
PubMed ID
3640822 View in PubMed
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Abuse is in the eye of the beholder. Report by family members about abuse of demented persons in home care. A total population-based study.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature73259
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1993 Dec;21(4):247-55
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1993
Author
M. Grafström
A. Nordberg
B. Winblad
Author Affiliation
Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1993 Dec;21(4):247-55
Date
Dec-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Caregivers - psychology
Case-Control Studies
Dementia - nursing
Elder Abuse - statistics & numerical data
Family - psychology
Female
Health status
Home Nursing
Humans
Male
Matched-Pair Analysis
Mental Status Schedule
Middle Aged
Population Surveillance
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Severity of Illness Index
Stress, Psychological - epidemiology - prevention & control - psychology
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
In a population-based study 219 family members of cognitively impaired elderly (casegroup) and 255 family members of cognitively healthy elderly (control-group) were interviewed about their situation as a caregiver to an old person. Twenty-six family members in the case-group reported abusive behavior in the care of the elderly at home. These family members are compared with 154 family members in the control-group, reporting other coping strategies than abusive. In the abusive group most of the elderly were in a mild stage of dementia, and the family members reported more strain in the care situation. The family members were older, judged their health as deteriorated, and were mostly living together with the dependent elderly.
PubMed ID
8310277 View in PubMed
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Abuse of elderly subject of Toronto conference.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature233536
Source
CMAJ. 1988 Feb 1;138(3):261-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-1-1988
Author
J. Swartz
Source
CMAJ. 1988 Feb 1;138(3):261-2
Date
Feb-1-1988
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Canada
Elder Abuse
Humans
Nursing Homes
Notes
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PubMed ID
3337995 View in PubMed
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Can Nurse. 1985 Feb;81(2):36-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-1985
Author
M M Ross
P A Ross
M. Ross-Carson
Source
Can Nurse. 1985 Feb;81(2):36-9
Date
Feb-1985
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Canada
Elder Abuse
Female
Humans
Male
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Process
PubMed ID
3844952 View in PubMed
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[Abuse of the elderly. A hidden problem].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature240909
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1984 Jan 30;104(3):178-80
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-30-1984
Author
A R Evensen
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1984 Jan 30;104(3):178-80
Date
Jan-30-1984
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Elder Abuse - legislation & jurisprudence
Female
Humans
Male
Norway
Social Work
PubMed ID
6701858 View in PubMed
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Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1985 Dec 10;105(34-36):2475-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-10-1985
Author
G. Stang
A R Evensen
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1985 Dec 10;105(34-36):2475-8
Date
Dec-10-1985
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Elder Abuse
Family
Female
Humans
Male
Norway
Prospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
PubMed ID
4089848 View in PubMed
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