Title

A study of elder abuse in Korea

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

2-1-2006

Abstract

This study investigates the state of elder abuse in Korea, and its related factors in a population-based survey. A total of 15,230 persons were interviewed at their homes in 1999. The rate of old people who experienced any one category of abuse was 6.3%, and emotional abuse was the most frequent while physical abuse was least prevalent. The experience of abuse seemed to be associated with personal characteristics such as age, gender, educational level, and economic dependency as well as the physical and mental health status. In addition, family characteristics such as the type of household, the family's economic level, and the quality of family relations were found to be associated with the presence of abuse. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

International Journal of Nursing Studies

Volume

43

Issue

2

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