Prevalence and Psychological Impact of Chinese Elder Abuse

@article{Yan2001PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and Psychological Impact of Chinese Elder Abuse},
  author={Elsie Yan and Catherine So-Kum Tang},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2001},
  volume={16},
  pages={1158 - 1174}
}
  • E. Yan, C. Tang
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
This study examined the prevalence of elder abuse of Chinese in Hong Kong and also assessed its impact on their psychological functioning. A total of 355 (120 males, 235 females) elderly Chinese residing in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire administered individually. Results indicated prevalence rates of 2% for physical abuse and 20.8% for verbal abuse. These rates were higher than those reported by a telephone survey of similar respondents. Rates did not differ significantly for men and… 
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