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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241592     Find in a Library
  Title: Screening for Elder Mistreatment in a Dental Clinic Population
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  Author(s): Stefanie L. Russell, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D. ; Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. ; Geetika Singh, B.D.S. ; Michael Valenti, R.N., M.S.N. ; Roja Vermula, B.D.S. ; Shiela M. Strauss, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:4  Dated:October - December 2012  Pages:326 to 339
  Date Published: 10/2012
  Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This study examined the feasibility and utility of screening for elder mistreatment in a dental clinic population.
  Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish the feasibility and utility of screening for elder mistreatment in a dental clinic population. The authors approached older adults in a busy dental clinic and enrolled 139 persons over the age of 65 who completed an Audio Computer Assisted Self Interview (ACASI), which included the Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (HS-EAST). Overall, 48.4 percent of the participants scored 3 or greater on the HS-EAST, and 28.3 percent scored 4 or greater. This study suggests that there is an opportunity to screen in busy dental clinics and to facilitate early detection for those patients who screen positive for elder mistreatment. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Elderly victims
  Index Term(s): Medical and dental services ; Dental analysis ; Victimization surveys ; Elder Abuse
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Aging
United States of America
  Grant Number: R21 AG030664
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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