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|Title:||Screening for Vulnerability to Abuse Among Older Women: Women's Health Australia Study||Contributor(s):||Schofield, Margot Jocelyn (author); Reynolds, R (author); Mishra, GD (author); Powers, JR (author); Dobson, AJ (author)||Publication Date:||2002||DOI:||10.1177/0733464802021001002||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11730||Abstract:||The validity of a brief self-report screening measure for elder abuse was examined on a nationally representative sample of more than 12,000 older women in the baseline survey of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. The screening instrument was a modification of the Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test. Construct validity was examined using factor analysis and correlation with a wide range of socio demographic, psychological, and health related variables. Four factors, each of three items, were identified representing the following domains: Vulnerability, Dependence, Dejection, and Coercion. The Vulnerability and Coercion factors had the highest face validity for abuse and demonstrated moderate to good construct validity. The six items comprising these factors may provide a simple screening tool for elder abuse. The identified correlates of abuse indicators have the potential to enhance policy development, screening, intervention, and carer support programs.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Journal of Applied Gerontology, 21(1), p. 24-39||Publisher:||Sage Publications||Place of Publication:||London, United Kingdom||ISSN:||1552-4523
|Field of Research (FOR):||111702 Aged Health Care||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||920507 Womens Health||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 180
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