Item non-response when measuring elder abuse: influence of methodological choices

Liesbeth De Donder, Gert Lang, Bridget Penhale, José Ferreira-Alves, Ilona Tamutiene, Dominique Verté, Minna-Liisa Luoma

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Abstract

Efficient actions to fight elder abuse are highly dependent on reliable dimensions of the phenomenon. Accurate measures are nevertheless difficult to achieve owing to the sensitivity of the topic. Different research endeavours indicate varying prevalence rates, which are explained by different research designs and definitions used, but little is known about measurement errors such as item non-responses and how outcomes are affected by modes of administration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1026
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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