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Perception of elder abuse in Sweden: voices of older persons
Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Kalmar.
Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Kalmar.
Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Kalmar.
2005 (English)In: Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, ISSN 1474-3310, E-ISSN 1474-3329, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 213-227Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of elder abuse held by older persons in Sweden. Six focus group interviews were conducted. Through qualitative content analysis, the text revealed four themes: causes of elder abuse, conceptions of elder abuse, consequences of elder abuse, and coping with elder abuse. Changing society and families, as well as individual determinants, were believed to be causes of elder abuse. The main conception of elder abuse was that of robbery or assault, and the main consequence was fear. Coping with abuse included individual strategies and improvements in society. Issues of age discrimination were intrinsic in the findings. Gender differences were evident in the group dynamics. Nurses and other health care personnel need to be aware of what older persons believe to be the cause of elder abuse and what they consider abusive. Awareness of the results of this study can help in refining interview and assessment techniques and in designing training manuals.

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2005. Vol. 5, no 2, p. 213-227
Keywords [en]
elder abuse, focus groups, qualitative content analysisi, coping, robbery
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-779DOI: 10.1093/brief-treatment/mhi017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-779DiVA, id: diva2:214738
Available from: 2009-05-06 Created: 2009-05-06 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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