Physical abuse of older adults in nursing homes: a random sample survey of adults with an elderly family member in a nursing home.

@article{Schiamberg2012PhysicalAO,
  title={Physical abuse of older adults in nursing homes: a random sample survey of adults with an elderly family member in a nursing home.},
  author={Lawrence B. Schiamberg and James F. Oehmke and Zhenmei Zhang and Gia Barboza and Robert J. Griffore and Levente von Heydrich and Lori Ann Post and Robin P. Weatherill and Teresa Mastin},
  journal={Journal of elder abuse & neglect},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          65-83
        }
}
Few empirical studies have focused on elder abuse in nursing home settings. The present study investigated the prevalence and risk factors of staff physical abuse among elderly individuals receiving nursing home care in Michigan. A random sample of 452 adults with elderly relatives, older than 65 years, and in nursing home care completed a telephone survey regarding elder abuse and neglect experienced by this elder family member in the care setting. Some 24.3% of respondents reported at least… CONTINUE READING
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