A Systematic Review of Interventions for Elder Abuse

@article{Ploeg2009ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of Interventions for Elder Abuse},
  author={Jenny Ploeg and Jana M. Fear and Brian G. Hutchison and Harriet L MacMillan and Gale Bolan},
  journal={Journal of Elder Abuse \& Neglect},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={187 - 210}
}
The purpose of this study was to use rigorous systematic review methods to summarize the effectiveness of interventions for elder abuse. Only eight studies met our inclusion criteria. Evidence regarding the recurrence of abuse following intervention was limited, but the interventions for which this outcome was reported failed to reduce, and may have even increased, the likelihood of recurrence. Elder abuse interventions had no significant effect on case resolution and at-risk caregiver outcomes… 

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