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NCJ Number: NCJ 241042     Find in a Library
Title: Mistreatment and Self-Reported Emotional Symptoms: Results From the National Elder Mistreatment Study
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2012  Pages:216 to 230
Author(s): Josh M. Cisler, M.A. ; Angela M. Begle, Ph.D. ; Ananda B. Amstadter, Ph.D. ; Ron Acierno, Ph.D.
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

National Institute on Aging
United States of America

National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America
Grant Number: 2007-WG-BX-0009;R21AG030667;MH083469
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated whether a recent history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse is associated with self-reported emotional symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression) among a representative sample of older adults.
Abstract: Many community-residing older adults in the United States report past year mistreatment; however, little is known about mental health correlates of abuse. This study investigated whether a recent history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse is associated with self-reported emotional symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression) among a representative sample of older adults. Results demonstrated that each abuse type increased likelihood of reporting emotional symptoms; when other known correlates were controlled, only emotional abuse remained a significant predictor. Additional study of mistreatment-related correlates of depression and anxiety is needed, with a focus on the often overlooked category of emotional mistreatment. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Mental disorders ; Elder Abuse ; Emotional Abuse/Harm ; NIJ grant-related documents
   
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