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Özmete, Emine; Megahead, Hamido A. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objective: This study aims to adapt "The Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (H-S "East")" (Neale, Hwalek, Scott, Sengstock, & Stahl, 1991) to Turkish and to assess its validity and reliability while determining the factors that affect elder abuse. Method: The sample of the study is composed of 465 elderly women and…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Regression (Statistics)
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Weeks, Lori E.; Bryanton, Olive; McInnis-Perry, Gloria; Chaulk, Paul – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
There continues to be lack of public awareness about elder abuse. To help address this issue, we developed and piloted an elder abuse peer educator training program from an educational gerontology and health empowerment perspective. We describe the process employed to train older adults as peer educators. We present evaluation results from data…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Older Adults, Elder Abuse, Gerontology
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Wegener, Charlotte – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the intersection between institutional requirements for reflection and students' actual reflection initiatives in the social and health care education programmes. A situated perspective makes it possible to illuminate individuals' commitment, curiosity and uncertainty as bases for understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Vocational Education, Ethnography
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Payne, Brian K. – Crime & Delinquency, 2013
Treated initially as a social problem, elder abuse has only recently been criminalized. The criminalization of elder abuse involves penalizing offenders for actively abusing offenders as well as for violating mandatory reporting laws. Mandatory reporting laws exist to encourage professionals to report suspected cases of elder abuse. In this study,…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Older Adults, Laws, Crime
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Moye, Jennifer; Marson, Daniel C.; Edelstein, Barry – American Psychologist, 2013
Over the past 40 years, the assessment and scientific study of capacity in older adults has emerged as a distinct field of clinical and research activity for psychologists. This new field reflects the convergence of several trends: the aging of American society, the growing incidence and prevalence of dementia, and the patient rights,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Older Adults, Personal Autonomy
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Navarro, Adria E.; Gassoumis, Zachary D.; Wilber, Kathleen H. – Gerontologist, 2013
Purpose: Despite growing awareness of elder abuse, cases are rarely prosecuted. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an elder abuse forensic center compared with usual care to increase prosecution of elder financial abuse. Design and Methods: Using one-to-one propensity score matching, cases referred to the Los Angeles County…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Persuasive Discourse, Law Enforcement, Crime
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von Heydrich, Levente; Schiamberg, Lawrence B.; Chee, Grace – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2012
Annually in the United States, 1 to 5 million older adults, 65 and above, are physically or sexually injured or mistreated by their caregivers in family settings. This study examined the prevalence and risk factors involved in elder physical abuse by adult child caregivers, moving from the immediate elderly parent/adult child relationship context…
Descriptors: Risk, Mental Health, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship
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McBride, Rebecca G.; Hays, Danica G. – ADULTSPAN Journal, 2012
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship among counselors' self-reported multicultural counseling competence and their attitudes of the geriatric population. A statistically significant negative correlation was found between participants' attitudes of the geriatric population and their self-reported multicultural counseling…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Baby Boomers, Counselors, Bias
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Mills, Whitney L.; Roush, Robert E.; Moye, Jennifer; Kunik, Mark E.; Wilson, Nancy L.; Taffet, George E.; Naik, Aanand D. – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2012
Due to age-related factors and illnesses, older adults may become vulnerable to elder investment fraud and financial exploitation (EIFFE). The authors describe the development and preliminary evaluation of an educational program to raise awareness and assist clinicians in identifying older adults at risk. Participants (n = 127) gave high ratings…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Investment, Financial Problems, Deception
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Pillemer, Karl; Chen, Emily K.; Van Haitsma, Kimberly S.; Teresi, Jeanne; Ramirez, Mildred; Silver, Stephanie; Sukha, Gail; Lachs, Mark S. – Gerontologist, 2012
Purpose: Despite its prevalence and negative consequences, research on elder abuse has rarely considered resident-to-resident aggression (RRA) in nursing homes. This study employed a qualitative event reconstruction methodology to identify the major forms of RRA that occur in nursing homes. Design and methods: Events of RRA were identified within…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Nursing Homes, Aggression, Older Adults
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Melchiorre, Maria Gabriella; Chiatti, Carlos; Lamura, Giovanni – Educational Gerontology, 2012
In Italy, data and information on prevalence and characteristics of elder abuse are very limited, and a specific legal and policy framework is lacking. Some articles of the Penal Code refer to the larger context of violence against disadvantaged groups, and some general support services not specifically dedicated to this issue are managed by local…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Municipalities
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Imbody, Bethany; Vandsburger, Etty – Educational Gerontology, 2011
With our communities rapidly aging, there is always a clear need for greater knowledge on how to serve elders. Professionals must be able to recognize cases of abuse and neglect and provide appropriate follow up services. Through reviewing recent literature, this paper surveys existing assessment tools and interventions, describes characteristics…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Awareness, Professional Training
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Drossel, Claudia; Fisher, Jane E.; Mercer, Victoria – Behavior Therapy, 2011
A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills training manual (DBT Skills) was adapted for use with caregivers of individuals with dementia. Implementation occurred in a community clinic with a heterogeneous caregiver group at risk for elder abuse. Sixteen caregivers completed the 9-week group. The results point to improved psychosocial adjustment,…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Dementia, Caregivers, Behavior Modification
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Begle, Angela M.; Strachan, Martha; Cisler, Joshua M.; Amstadter, Ananda B.; Hernandez, Melba; Acierno, Ron – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
Although two recent major studies provide some insight into the prevalence and correlates of elder mistreatment, the relationship between elder mistreatment and mental health remains unclear. This study begins to address this issue by examining the relationship between elder mistreatment (i.e., a recent history of emotional and physical abuse) and…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Older Adults, Depression (Psychology), Elder Abuse
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Phillips, Linda R.; Guo, Guifang – Gerontologist, 2011
Purpose of the Study: Use archived public data from Arizona to explore relationships among selected institutional and resident risk and situation-specific factors and complaints and substantiated allegations of various types of mistreatment in assisted living facilities (ALFs). Design and Methods: An exploratory/descriptive 2-group design was…
Descriptors: Well Being, Elder Abuse, Older Adults, At Risk Persons
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