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NCJ Number: 222412 Find in a Library
Title: Self-Reported Elder Domestic Partner Violence in One Rural Iowa County
Journal: Journal of Emotional Abuse  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:2007  Pages:115-134
Author(s): Jeanette M. Daly; Arthur J. Hartz; Ann M. Stromquist; Corinne Peek-Asa; Gerald J. Jogerst
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Washington, DC 20201
Grant Number: U50 OH007548
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the prevalence of elder domestic partner violence and identified factors associated with elder domestic partner violence in a rural setting.
Abstract: Reported physical abuse by the respondents was 2 percent and reported emotional abuse was 32 percent with inflicted emotional abuse higher at 35 percent. Depressive symptoms, alcohol misuse, living in town, antisocial personality, and being female were risk factors of either reported and/or inflicted emotional abuse. Risk factors, such as sleep and suicide were analyzed in relation to elder abuse, adding a new perspective to the study of domestic elder partner emotional abuse. Prior research on the incidence of reported domestic elder abuse within a metropolitan area has been estimated at 32 per 1,000 elders. Compared with urban settings, much less is known about the prevalence and correlates of elder abuse in rural areas. The purpose of this study was to: (1) examine the prevalence of elder domestic partner violence and (2) estimate the prevalence of elder abuse reported and inflicted by men and women and to identify factors associated with elder domestic partner violence. A secondary data analyses was completed for 362 cohabitating partners who were participants in a population-based, prospective study. The study provided a different perspective of domestic elder partner violence in the rural community setting. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Domestic assault; Elderly victims; Rural crime
Index Term(s): Domestic relations; Rural area studies; Rural urban comparisons
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