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MCS 2020, 7(2): 159-167 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between Elder abuse, Life Satisfaction and Individual and Social Variables among Elderly Referred to Health Centers in Rafsanjan
Hosseini. F1
1- Ph.D. Student of Nursing, Geriatric Care Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
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Introduction: Elderly people are vulnerable groups in society and the phenomenon of elder abuse is one of the main challenges in caring and protecting the elderly.
Objective: The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of abuse and its relationship with life satisfaction in the elderly.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on the elderly referred to health centers in Rafsanjan. The Elder Abuse Questionnaire, demographic information and life satisfaction questionnaire were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics and a p-value was considered less than 0.05 which is statistically significant.
Results: The mean age of the elderly was 63 years of age. The lowest and the highest prevalence were related to physical abuse (3%) and to financial abuse, respectively (76%). Further, there was a significant relationship between abuse and illness, disability, marriage, income and life satisfaction of the elderly.
Discussion and Conclusion: Elderly had experienced different types of abuse, especially financial abuse, and there was a relationship between elderly and their life satisfaction.
Keywords: Elder Abuse, Elderly, Life, Satisfaction.
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Received: 2019/04/26 | Accepted: 2019/12/24 | Published: 2020/10/1
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Hosseini. F. Relationship between Elder abuse, Life Satisfaction and Individual and Social Variables among Elderly Referred to Health Centers in Rafsanjan. MCS. 2020; 7 (2) :159-167
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