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dc.contributor.authorNaughton, Corina-
dc.contributor.authorDrennan, Jonathan-
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Imogen-
dc.contributor.authorLafferty, Attracta-
dc.contributor.authorTreacy, Margaret-
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, Amanda-
dc.contributor.authorO'Loughlin, Anne-
dc.contributor.authorDelaney, Liam-
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-06T04:19:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/8758-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To measure the 12-month prevalence of elder abuse and neglect in community-dwelling older people in Ireland and examine the risk profile of people who experienced mistreatment and that of the perpetrators. DESIGN: Cross-sectional general population survey. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: People aged 65 years or older living in the community. METHODS: Information was collected in face-to-face interviews on abuse types, socioeconomic, health, and social support characteristics of the population. Data were examined using descriptive statistics and logistic regression, odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) are presented. RESULTS: The prevalence of elder abuse and neglect was 2.2% (95% CI: 1.41-2.94) in the previous 12 months. The frequency of mistreatment type was financial 1.3%, psychological 1.2%, physical abuse 0.5%, neglect 0.3%, and sexual abuse 0.05%. In the univariate analysis lower income OR 2.39 (95% CI: 1.01-5.69), impaired physical health OR 3.41 (95% CI: 1.74-6.65), mental health OR 6.33 (95% CI: 3.33-12.0), and poor social support OR 4.91 (95% CI: 2.1-11.5) were associated with a higher risk of mistreatment but only social support and mental health remained independent predictors. Among perpetrators adult children (50%) were most frequently identified. Unemployment (50%) and addiction (20%) were characteristics of this group.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherOxford University Press for the British Geriatrics Society-
dc.relationNaughton C, Drennan J, Lyons I, Lafferty A, Treacy M, Phelan A, O'Loughlin A & Delaney L (2012) Elder abuse and neglect in Ireland: results from a national prevalence survey, Age and Ageing, 41 (1), pp. 98-103.-
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dc.subjectElderen_UK
dc.subjectAbuseen_UK
dc.subjectNeglecten_UK
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_UK
dc.subjectIrelanden_UK
dc.titleElder abuse and neglect in Ireland: results from a national prevalence surveyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afr107-
dc.identifier.pmid21997767-
dc.citation.jtitleAge and Ageing-
dc.citation.issn0002-0729-
dc.citation.volume41-
dc.citation.issue1-
dc.citation.spage98-
dc.citation.epage103-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailliam.delaney@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Mary’s Hospital, Dublin-
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomics-
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dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
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