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Title: First National Study of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Contrast With Results From Other Studies
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:2000  Pages:1-17
Author(s): Cynthia Thomas Ph.D.
Corporate Author: American Public Welfare Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: American Public Welfare Assoc
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute on Aging
Bethesda, MD 20892
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Grant Number: 90-AM-0660
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study (NEAIS), conducted in 1994-1999 under the sponsorship of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families and the Administration on Aging, was designed to obtain national estimates of both reported and unreported cases of elder abuse and neglect for 1996; this article contrasts the methods and results of this study with several previous studies to assess the reasons for differences in estimates.
Abstract: An overview of the NEAIS study design addresses definitions, sampling, preparation and training, and preparing estimates. An assessment of NEAIS estimates considers the accuracy of the estimates of Adult Protective Services (APS) reports and comparisons of the NEAIS estimates with Boston and Amsterdam studies. The study advises that these three significant studies to date have reported estimates of elder abuse and neglect that range from 1.2 percent to 5.6 percent. Reasons for the differences include whether the study was designed to measure prevalence or incidence, the inclusiveness of the definitions, eligible age range, and methods of data collection. Future studies should combine incidence and prevalence and incorporate a sample design that will allow estimates for several age ranges and definitional subsets to meet various public policy requirements. 1 table and 13 references
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Abused parents; Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse
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