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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2017 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Perceived Elder Abuse in Community Elders: A Preliminary Study

Manoj K. Bajaj, Purva Kashyap

Keywords : Abuse, Elder, Survey, Chandigarh

Citation Information : Bajaj MK, Kashyap P. Perceived Elder Abuse in Community Elders: A Preliminary Study. 2017; 20 (1):22-26.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-20-1-22

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-07-2023

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Present study aimed to investigate perceived elder abuse at the community level in Chandigarh city. A door to door random survey was conducted by the researcher and a specially designed performa to record socio-demographic and clinical details of the elderly was recorded. A total of 100 participants were recruited to participate in the interview. They were further interviewed for their perception of elder abuse on the Elder Abuse scale which includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and financial abuse. The findings obtained from the survey were statistically analysed with the help of SPSS. Results and conclusion of the study were 71% elderly participated in the present study perceived emotional abuse; 36% perceived neglect; 24% of elderly reported financial abuse and physical abuse was reported by 18% of the elderly population. This implies that maximum number of participants perceived emotional abuse in terms of humiliation, threat, being treated like a kid and insult was the prominent issue in the elderly residing in the Chandigarh.

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