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Article: Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence among older Chinese couples in Hong Kong

TitlePrevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence among older Chinese couples in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsElder Abuse
Violence/Aggression
Issue Date2012
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IPG
Citation
International Psychogeriatrics, 2012, v. 24 n. 9, p. 1437-1446 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: This study examined the prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) among Chinese older couples in Hong Kong. Methods: A population representative sample was surveyed. Results: The prevalence of IPV in older adults was found to be quite high in the present study, with a lifetime prevalence ranging from 1.4% to 53.6%, and a past year prevalence ranging from 0.4% to 36.1% for various forms of aggression. Results of logistic regression analyses showed that older persons who were younger among this "older" group, who were not employed, who had a substance abuse problem, who had witnessed parental violence during their childhood, who had a criminal history, who had a low level of assertiveness, who had an anger management problem, who experienced a low level of social support and/or experienced stressful conditions, were all more likely to fall victims of IPV. Conclusion: It is suggested that IPV in older couples is a complex phenomenon that is closely intertwined with other forms of domestic violence, including spousal violence, child abuse, in-law conflicts, and elderly adult abuse. Thus, before we have more definitive and concrete evidence that IPV in older couples should definitively come under the category of elder abuse or IPV, it is advisable to treat it under its own separate category of family violence. © 2012 International Psychogeriatric Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172313
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.22
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.068
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dc.contributor.authorYan, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, KLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:21Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Psychogeriatrics, 2012, v. 24 n. 9, p. 1437-1446en_US
dc.identifier.issn1041-6102en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172313-
dc.description.abstractBackground: This study examined the prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) among Chinese older couples in Hong Kong. Methods: A population representative sample was surveyed. Results: The prevalence of IPV in older adults was found to be quite high in the present study, with a lifetime prevalence ranging from 1.4% to 53.6%, and a past year prevalence ranging from 0.4% to 36.1% for various forms of aggression. Results of logistic regression analyses showed that older persons who were younger among this "older" group, who were not employed, who had a substance abuse problem, who had witnessed parental violence during their childhood, who had a criminal history, who had a low level of assertiveness, who had an anger management problem, who experienced a low level of social support and/or experienced stressful conditions, were all more likely to fall victims of IPV. Conclusion: It is suggested that IPV in older couples is a complex phenomenon that is closely intertwined with other forms of domestic violence, including spousal violence, child abuse, in-law conflicts, and elderly adult abuse. Thus, before we have more definitive and concrete evidence that IPV in older couples should definitively come under the category of elder abuse or IPV, it is advisable to treat it under its own separate category of family violence. © 2012 International Psychogeriatric Association.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IPGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Psychogeriatricsen_US
dc.rightsInternational Psychogeriatrics: the official journal of the Interntional Psychogeriatric Association. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectElder Abuseen_US
dc.subjectViolence/Aggressionen_US
dc.titlePrevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence among older Chinese couples in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYan, E: elsieyan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, KL: eklchan@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1041610212000294en_US
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