Risk factors of elder abuse in a community dwelling Spanish sample

G. Pérez-Rojo, M. Izal, I. Montorio, Bridget Penhale

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Abstract

We analyzed the discriminative capacity of several risk factors for elder abuse and neglect, in order to identify what characteristics distinguish between caregivers with a high or low risk of abuse and neglect. Forty-five caregivers of relatives with dementia participated. The combination of caregiving impact, frequency of aggressive behaviors by care-recipients, stress related to provocative and aggressive behaviors, the frequency of provocative behaviors, interpersonal burden, autoefficiency expectations, quantity of help received and depression classify correctly as risk factors in 90.9% of the cases. This study permits us to identify what characteristics distinguish between caregivers with a high or low risk of abuse and neglect and caregivers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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