Journal article

Elder abuse: a systematic review of risk factors in community-dwelling elders

Mark Johannesen, Dina LoGiudice

AGE AND AGEING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: to undertake a systematic literature review of risk factors for abuse in community-dwelling elders, as a first step towards exploring the clinical utility of a risk factor framework. Search strategy and selection criteria: a search was undertaken using the MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and PsycINFO databases for articles published in English up to March 2011, to identify original studies with statistically significant risk factors for abuse in community-dwelling elders. Studies concerning self-neglect and persons aged under 55 were excluded. RESULTS: forty-nine studies met the inclusion criteria, with 13 risk factors being reproducible across a range of settings in high-quality studies...

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