Abstract

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem affecting approximately 10% of the US population, with international prevalence rates ranging from 3% to 30% (e.g. Burnes et al., 2015; Melchiorre, Penhale, & Lamura, 2014; Roepke-Buehler & Dong, 2015; Selwood, Cooper, & Livingston, 2007). A quantitative meta-analysis was performed to assess risk markers associated with caregivers who abuse the elderly. This dissertation will identify background information specific to this study, discuss specific objectives of the study, and explain the rationale for why this study is being done. Two theoretical frameworks will be discussed and linked with caregiver elder abuse: Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory and role accumulation theory. Literature was used to describe the concepts of the perpetration of caregiver elder maltreatment and how they relate to the meta-analytic study. Results indicate that contextual/environmental, demographic/individual, and cognitive/physical/mental health risk markers are significantly linked with perpetration of caregiver elder maltreatment. Furthermore, strengths and weaknesses specific to this study will be explained. No IRB will be used for this study as it does not involve human subjects and is based off secondary data.

LLU Discipline

Family Studies

Department

Counseling and Family Sciences

School

School of Behavioral Health

First Advisor

Cafferky, Bryan

Second Advisor

Distelberg, Brian

Third Advisor

Moline, Mary E.

Fourth Advisor

Schwenke, Naomi

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Level

Ph.D.

Year Degree Awarded

2018

Date (Title Page)

6-2018

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Elder Abuse; Caregivers; Health Services for the Aged; Older People -- Abuse of; Abused elderly

Type

Dissertation

Page Count

70

Digital Format

PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

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