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.
Counseling and Family Sciences
School of Behavioral Health
Moline, Mary E.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Elder Abuse; Caregivers; Health Services for the Aged; Older People -- Abuse of; Abused elderly
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Johansson, Annie, "Risk Markers Associated with Caregiver Elder Abuse: A Meta-Analytic Study" (2018). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 513.
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