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Título: Elder Abuse in Portugal: Findings From the First National Prevalence Study
Autor: Gil, Ana Paula
Kislaya, Irina
Santos, Ana João
Nunes, Baltazar
Nicolau, Rita
Fernandes, Ana Alexandre
Palavras-chave: Abuse and Neglect
Prevalence
Older Adults
Family Context
Portugal
Estados de Saúde e de Doença
Envelhecimento e Violência
Data: 9-Dez-2014
Editora: Taylor & Francis Group
Citação: J Elder Abuse Negl. 2014 Aug 14:1-22. Epub 2014 Dec 09
Resumo: In this study, we present findings of the Portuguese national prevalence study, “Aging and Violence,” the purpose of which was to estimate the prevalence of abuse and neglect of older people in family settings over a 12-month period and examine the relationship between abuse and sociodemographic and health characteristics. Through a telephone survey of a representative probability sample (N = 1,123), we evaluated 12 abusive behaviors and demographic data. Overall, 12.3% of older adults experienced elder abuse in family settings. The prevalence rates of specific types were as follows: psychological, 6.3%; financial, 6.3%; physical, 2.3%; neglect, 0.4%; and sexual, 0.2%. Logistic regression was employed to determine the relationship between abuse and covariates. The study suggests that education level, age, and functional status are significantly associated with abuse. Accurate estimates of the prevalence of elder abuse and understanding of victim and perpetrator characteristics are fundamental to designing effective strategies for prevention and intervention.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/2579
DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2014.953659
ISSN: 0894-6566 print/1540-4129 online
Versão do Editor: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08946566.2014.953659#.VI7DMzGsWQw
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