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Elder Abuse Vulnerability and Risk Factors: Is Financial Abuse Different from other Subtypes?

Fraga Dominguez, Silvia, Ozguler, Bee, Storey, Jennifer E., Rogers, Michaela M. (2021) Elder Abuse Vulnerability and Risk Factors: Is Financial Abuse Different from other Subtypes? Journal of Applied Gerontology, . ISSN 0733-4648. E-ISSN 1552-4523. (doi:10.1177/07334648211036402) (KAR id:89586)

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Elder abuse (EA) affects one in six older adults, and financial EA, a common subtype, severely impacts victims and society. Understanding victim vulnerability and perpetrator risk factors is essential to EA prevention and management. The limited existing evidence about these factors in relation to EA types suggests that financial EA is different. In a cross-sectional quantitative analysis of secondary data (N = 1,238) we investigated EA vulnerability and risk factors, and victim-perpetrator family relationship, with respect to different EA types (financial only, financial co-occurring with other types, and non-financial abuse). Financial abuse-only cases had the lowest prevalence of vulnerability and risk factors. Most of these factors, and a familial relationship, were significantly more common in cases involving other EA types. Findings indicate that financial abuse, occurring in isolation, is distinct from other EA types. Risk assessment and future research should consider financial abuse separately to other EA forms.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/07334648211036402
Uncontrolled keywords: Elder mistreatment; material abuse; poly-victimization; management; prevention
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jennifer Storey
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 13:25 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 13:56 UTC
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