:: Volume 16, Issue 4 (winter 2018) ::
jmj 2018, 16(4): 64-57 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of Elderly Abuse in Neyshabur in 2017
Atefeh Dehnoalian , Masoomeh Saadati , Somaye Jafariany , Mehdi Bakaeian , Aghdas Saadati
Abstract:   (954 Views)
Elderly is a sensitive period in human life and attention to the needs of this stage is a social necessity. Elderly Abuse has grown rapidly over the last few years and has attracted the attention of communities and healthcare professionals. The present study was conducted to determine the epidemiology of Abuse with the elderly and Related Factors in Neyshabour city in 2017.
Materials and Methods:
This descriptive-analytic study was conducted with participation of elderly people aged 60 years and over in Neyshabur city. Sampling method was random. The instruments used included demographic information form and standard Elderly Abuse questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16.
Among the 176 participants in the study, 65.3% were male and the mean age of the elderly was 68.11± 9.11. The results showed that the prevalence of abuse among the elderly was 56.8% that the highest level of abuse was psychological abuse of 47.7% and the least of them was Abandonment 2.8%. According to Chi-square test, there was a significant relationship between elder- abuse and age, Drug abuse economic status (p <0.001).
Overall, the results of this study showed that the level of abuse among the elderly in this study is relatively high and this indicates the extent of the issue at the Neyshabour city level.
Keywords: Elder, Abuse, Epidemiology
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ect
Received: 2018/09/3 | Accepted: 2019/03/12 | Published: 2019/03/16

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