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NCJ Number: NCJ 241041     Find in a Library
Title: Screening for Elder Abuse in Hospitalized Older Adults With Dementia
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2012  Pages:195 to 215
Author(s): Leslie D. Pisani, M.S.W., R.S.W. ; Christine A. Walsh, Ph.D., R.S.W.
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Canada
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: When older adults with dementia are hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, which elder abuse screen to use is questionable.
Abstract: When older adults with dementia are hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, which elder abuse screen to use is questionable. This article reviews screens to identify desirable characteristics. For clinician completion, the Elder Assessment Instrument and the Brief Abuse Screens for the Elderly are recommended. For the older adult, the brief Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test is suitable. The Modified Conflict Tactics Scale, which can be used by both the older adult and the nonprofessional caregiver, has many of the recommended characteristics. Research is necessary in the application of these screens within hospitals to detect elder abuse within this specialized population. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Psychiatric services ; Elder Abuse ; Instrument validation ; Canada
   
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