A gendered analysis of the abuse of older adults



Title A gendered analysis of the abuse of older adults: evidence from professionals
Author(s) Lori E. Weeks, Judy-Lynn Richards, Thomy H. Nilsson, Albert Kozma, Olive Bryanton
Journal Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Date 2004
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 1
End page 15
Abstract Researchers are beginning to examine issues of age, gender, & abuse, but empirical data is lacking. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify contextual variables, with a particular focus on gender, that may be related to the abuse of older adults. Abuse cases, as described by 121 professionals who worked with seniors, were analyzed both quantitatively & qualitatively. Three themes emerged through analysis of the qualitative data that provided insight into factors contributing to the abuse of older adults: characteristics of the abused senior, characteristics of the abuser, & the living environment. Results showed linkages between abuse of older adults, gender, & family. Tables, References. Adapted from the source document. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM: HAWORTH DOCUMENT DELIVERY CENTER, The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580
DOI 10.1300/J084v16n02_01
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