An assessment of interventions that target risk factors for elder abuse

Day, Andrew, Boni, Nadia, Evert, Helen, and Knight, Tess (2017) An assessment of interventions that target risk factors for elder abuse. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25 (5). pp. 1532-1541.

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Although there is increasing concern about both the prevalence of, and harms associated with the abuse of older adults, progress in the development of interventions to prevent its occurrence has been slow. This paper reports the findings of a systematic review of the published literature that identified studies in which the outcomes of preventative interventions are described. A total of eight different intervention trials, published since 2004, are described across the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention and in terms of the types of risk factor that they target. The current evidence to support the effectiveness of these interventions is not only limited by the small number of outcome studies but also the poor quality of evaluation designs and the focus of many interventions on single risk factors. It is concluded that work is needed to strengthen the evidence base that supports the delivery of interventions to prevent elder abuse.

Item ID: 47727
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2524
Keywords: elder abuse, intervention, prevention, risk factors
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 01:42
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4204 Midwifery > 420403 Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 100%
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