Journal article

Elder abuse and its impact on quality of life in nursing homes in China

Fei Wang, Li-Rong Meng, Qinge Zhang, Lu Li, Bernice OC Lam Nogueira, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Cai-Lan Hou, Lianqi Liu, Wei Zhao, Fu-Jun Jia, Yu-Tao Xiang

ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

There are limited available data on elder abuse and its impact on quality of life (QOL) in China. This study investigated the prevalence of elder abuse in nursing homes and its associated demographic, clinical factors and QOL in Macau and Guangzhou, China. A total of 681 subjects (244 in Macau and 437 in Guangzhou) were consecutively recruited. The prevalence of elder abuse was 11.48% and 8.24% in Macau and Guangzhou, respectively. Multivariate analyses revealed that having a religion and depressive symptoms were independently and positively associated with elder abuse. No significant association between elder abuse and any QOL domain was found. Elder abuse is common in nursing homes in both..

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Awarded by University of Macau


Awarded by Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the University of Macau (SRG2014-00019-FHS; MYRG2015-00230-FHS; MYRG2016-00005-FHS), Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao (RP/ESS-05/2015). The authors thank researchers and organizations involved and all participants in this study.