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Article: Elder abuse by caregivers: A study of prevalence and risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese families

TitleElder abuse by caregivers: A study of prevalence and risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese families
Authors
KeywordsChinese Elder Abuse
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Issue Date2004
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0885-7482
Citation
Journal Of Family Violence, 2004, v. 19 n. 5, p. 269-277 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study aimed to establish preliminary estimates and related risk factors for elder abuse among Hong Kong Chinese families. A total of 276 elder Chinese participated in the study, among which 27.5% reported having experienced at least one abusive behavior committed against them by their caregivers during the surveyed year. The most common form of abuse was verbal abuse (26.8%), whereas physical abuse (2.5%) and violation of personal rights (5.1%) were relatively less common. There was no gender difference in the prevalence of elder abuse. Overall and verbal abuse were best predicted by participants' poor visual and memory abilities, dependence on the caregivers, and caregivers' nondependence on them. Physical abuse was best predicted by caregivers' nondependence on the participants as well as participants' dependence on the caregivers. Participants' age was the only significant predictor for violation of personal rights. Results, limitations, and implications of the study were also discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172199
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.767
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.639
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dc.contributor.authorYan, ECWen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, CSKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:39Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Family Violence, 2004, v. 19 n. 5, p. 269-277en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to establish preliminary estimates and related risk factors for elder abuse among Hong Kong Chinese families. A total of 276 elder Chinese participated in the study, among which 27.5% reported having experienced at least one abusive behavior committed against them by their caregivers during the surveyed year. The most common form of abuse was verbal abuse (26.8%), whereas physical abuse (2.5%) and violation of personal rights (5.1%) were relatively less common. There was no gender difference in the prevalence of elder abuse. Overall and verbal abuse were best predicted by participants' poor visual and memory abilities, dependence on the caregivers, and caregivers' nondependence on them. Physical abuse was best predicted by caregivers' nondependence on the participants as well as participants' dependence on the caregivers. Participants' age was the only significant predictor for violation of personal rights. Results, limitations, and implications of the study were also discussed.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Family Violenceen_US
dc.subjectChinese Elder Abuseen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectRisk Factorsen_US
dc.titleElder abuse by caregivers: A study of prevalence and risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese familiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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