Statistics from Altmetric.com
Implications for practice and research
Community dwelling older people who experience abuse are at a greater risk of hospitalisation, even after adjusting for potential confounders.
Nurses can proactively work in screening, prevention of and intervention in elder abuse and also to reduce hospitalisation episodes for older people experiencing abuse.
Further research should focus on replicating the analysis in similar data sets in other jurisdictions and evaluating the impact of prevention and early intervention strategies in vulnerable populations of older people related to hospitalisation rates.
Elder abuse is a major challenge in contemporary societies. Community based studies indicate a prevalence range between 2% and 18.4% in older people with mental capacity.1–3 This …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.