Risk factors of severity of abuse against older women in the home setting: A multinational European study

De Donder, Liesbeth, Lang, Gert, Ferreira-Alves, José, Penhale, Bridget, Tamutiene, Ilona and Luoma, Minna-Liisa (2016) Risk factors of severity of abuse against older women in the home setting: A multinational European study. Journal of Women and Aging, 28 (6). pp. 540-554. ISSN 1540-7322

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Abstract

This article examines the ecological risk factors of abuse against older women. Data from 2,880 older women were randomly collected in five European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania, and Portugal) using a standardized questionnaire. Results indicate that overall 30.1 % older women had at least one experience of abuse in the past year. The findings demonstrate that a single emphasis on personal risk factors (e.g., health, coping) is important but too simple: Abuse is multifaceted and is embedded in environmental (e.g., loneliness, household income) as well as macrocultural contexts (e.g., old age dependency ratio).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecological model,elder abuse,mistreatment,risk factors
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 01:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64161
DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2016.1223933

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