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Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: A Population-Based Prevalence Study

Show simple item record Peterson, Janey Burnes, David Caccamise, Paul Mason, Art Henderson, Charles Wells, Martin Berman, Jacquelin Cook, Ann Marie Shukoff, Denise Brownell, Patricia Powell, Mebane Salamone, Aurora Pillemer, Karl Lachs, Mark 2019-08-08T18:51:48Z 2019-08-08T18:51:48Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Peterson, Janey; Burnes, David; Caccamise, Paul; Mason, Art; Henderson, Charles; Wells, Martin; Berman, Jacquelin; Cook, Ann Marie; Shukoff, Denise; Brownell, Patricia; Powell, Mebane; Salamone, Aurora; Pillemer, Karl; Lachs, Mark. (2014). Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: A Population-Based Prevalence Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(12), 1615-1623. en_US
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Financial exploitation is the most common and least studied form of elder abuse. Previous research estimating the prevalence of financial exploitation of older adults (FEOA) is limited by a broader emphasis on traditional forms of elder mistreatment (e.g., physical, sexual, emotional abuse/neglect). Objectives: 1) estimate the one-year period prevalence and lifetime prevalence of FEOA; 2) describe major FEOA types; and 3) identify factors associated with FEOA. Design: Prevalence study with a random, stratified probability sample. Participants: Four thousand, one hundred and fifty six community-dwelling, cognitively intact adults age ≥ 60 years. Main Measures: Comprehensive tool developed for this study measured five FEOA domains: 1) stolen or misappropriated money/property; 2) coercion resulting in surrendering rights/property; 3) impersonation to obtain property/services; 4) inadequate contributions toward household expenses, but respondent still had enough money for necessities and 5) respondent was destitute and did not receive necessary assistance from family/friends. Conclusions: Financial exploitation of older adults is a common and serious problem. Elders from groups traditionally considered to be economically, medically, and sociodemographically vulnerable are more likely to self-report financial exploitation. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of General Internal Medicine en_US
dc.subject Randomized Controlled Trial en_US
dc.subject Elder en_US
dc.subject Senior en_US
dc.subject Older Adult en_US
dc.subject Black en_US
dc.subject African American en_US
dc.subject Poor en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Low-Income en_US
dc.subject Money en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Elder Abuse en_US
dc.subject Elder Mistreatment en_US
dc.subject Economic Violence en_US
dc.subject Financial Abuse en_US
dc.subject Economic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Financial Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Financial Consequences en_US
dc.subject Financial Burden en_US
dc.subject Financial Impact en_US
dc.subject Financial Loss en_US
dc.title Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: A Population-Based Prevalence Study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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