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Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America (Oxford Academic account required to access the full study)

"Purpose of the Study:
Elder mistreatment is an epidemic with significant consequences to victims. Little is known, however, about another affected group: nonabusing family members, friends, and neighbors in the lives of the older victim or “concerned persons.” This study aimed to identify (a) the prevalence of adults aged 18 and older who have encountered an elder mistreatment situation, (b) the proportion of these who helped the elder victim, and (c) the subjective levels of distress experienced by respondents who helped the victim versus those who did not."

By Risa Breckman, LCSW David Burnes, PhD; Sarah Ross, BA; Philip C. Marshall, MS; J. Jill Suitor, PhD; Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH;Karl Pillemer, PhD

Source: The Gerontologist - Oxford Academic (Oxford Academic account required to access the full study)


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