Journal article

Associations among Elder Abuse, Depression and PTSD in South Korean Older Adults

Yun-Jung Choi, Meaghan O'Donnell, Hwa-Bok Choi, Hae-Sun Jung, Sean Cowlishaw

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2018


Increasing attention is being placed on the prevalence of elder abuse and its impact on mental health. This study conducted a survey of 172 elderly people in South Korea to determine the prevalence of elder abuse and the relationships involving elder abuse, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants completed a battery of self-report questionnaires, which included the Korean Geriatric Depression Screening Scale (KGDS) and Impact of Event Scale-Revised Korean version (IES-R-K). Descriptive analyses were conducted to examine the frequency of specific forms of abuse. Logistic regression models were estimated to identify the factors that contributed to risk of abuse exposu..

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Awarded by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) - Korea government (MSIP)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. NRF-2017R1A2B4004438), with additional support from Chung-Ang University Research Grants in 2017.