Predictors of aggressive behaviors: a longitudinal study in senior day care centers.

  title={Predictors of aggressive behaviors: a longitudinal study in senior day care centers.},
  author={Jiska Cohen-Mansfield and Perla Werner},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={53 5},
Aggressive behaviors place elderly persons and their caregivers at risk. This study examines longitudinally the predictors of aggressive behaviors based on staff and family members' ratings of 200 community-dwelling participants from senior day care centers. The main difference between physically and verbally aggressive behaviors was found to be the role of physical and mental health. Cognitive impairment and poor quality of relationship were the main predictors of physically aggressive… CONTINUE READING


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