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NCJ Number: NCJ 241589     Find in a Library
Title: Seniors' Self-Administration of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI): A Feasibility Study
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:4  Dated:October - December 2012  Pages:277 to 292
Author(s): Mark J. Yaffe, MDCM, MClSC, CCFP, FCFP ; Deborah Weiss, Ph.D. ; Maxine Lithwick, M.S.W.
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: New Horizons for Seniors Program
Human Resources and Social Development
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study assessed the feasibility of a version of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) for self-administration.
Abstract: This study explored the feasibility of seniors aged 65 and over with MMSE greater than 24 completing the EASI-sa, a self-administrable version of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI). A convenience sample of 210 was stratified by age, sex, and language (English and French). All completed the EASI-sa within an estimated 5 minutes, 82.9 percent within 2 minutes. Completion time decreased with higher education, but was not affected by age, sex, language, or measured physical or mental health. No questions went unanswered; no words were poorly understood or discomforting. The EASI-sa completion was associated with a significantly increased understanding about elder abuse (p less than 0.0001). Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elder Abuse
Index Term(s): Surveys ; Research ; Education ; Elderly (65+)
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