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A case-comparison analysis of elder abuse and neglect
Author(s)Michael A Godkin, Rosalie S Wolf, Karl A Pillemer
Journal titleInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development, vol 28, no 3, 1989
Pagespp 207-225
KeywordsElder abuse ; Neglect [care] ; Comparison ; Projects ; United States of America.
Annotation59 abused elders from a model project site for the study of elder abuse were compared with 49 non-abused clients from a home care programme in the same agency. The study indicates that members of abusive families are more likely to have emotional problems which contribute to interpersonal difficulties. Abused elders are not more dependent on caregivers for many of their daily needs. However, abused older people and their caregivers have become increasingly interdependent prior to the onset of abuse, because of the loss of other family members, increased social isolation, and the increased financial dependency of the perpetrator on the older person. The study was part of a larger project funded by the US Administration on Aging (ADA). (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-900523036 A
ClassmarkQNT: QNR: 48: 3E: 7T

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