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Relationship between Socio-Demographic Factors and the Prevalence of Abuse among the Elderly Population Covered by Health Centers in Kashan
Zahra Khalili1, Ali Sadrollahi 2
1- Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
2- Nursing Science Department, Nursing Faculty, Bandargaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bndargaz, Iran , ali.sadrollahi@yahoo.com
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Aims: Growth of the elderly population has led to an increase in the prevalence of abuse against them, which is considered a major social health problem in today's communities. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between socio-demographic factors and the prevalence of abuse among the elderly population covered by health centers in Kashan.
Instruments and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study in 2014, 500 elderly people over 60 years covered by health centers in Kashan were selected through multistage cluster sampling. The domestic elder abuse questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed by SPSS 21, using Chi-square and logistic regression analysis.
Findings: The mean age of the study population was 72.07±9.03 years. The prevalence of emotional neglect, neglect of care, and financial neglect, divest, experienced psychological abuse, financial abuse, physical abuse, and rejection was 6.8%, 8.29%, 2.35%, 6.37%, 45%, 2.41%, 22.45%, and 16.6%, respectively. A significant statistical relationship was observed between the abuse and age (p=0.001), number of children (p=0.001), marital status (p=0.011), the living conditions of elder with family (p=0.001), having disease (p=0.029), and having the ability to walk (p=0.001).
Conclusion: Adults with a higher age, more children, without a spouse, living with a child, and having a history of illness and inability to walk are more exposed to abuse.
 
Keywords: Elder Abuse, Elder, Social factors
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Received: 2016/04/11 | Accepted: 2017/05/13 | Published: 2018/12/20
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