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Indicators of Abuse Screen (IOA)

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dc.contributor.advisor Reis, M. Nahmiash, D. 2019-12-30T21:15:16Z 2019-12-30T21:15:16Z 1998
dc.identifier.citation Reis, M., & Nahmiash, D. (1998). Validation of the indicators of abuse (IOA) screen. The Gerontologist, 38(4), 471-480. en_US
dc.description Training: Unspecified
dc.description Number of Items: 27
dc.description.abstract Reis and Nahmiash developed and validated the Indicators of Abuse Screen (IOA) in 1998 as a screening tool to allow health and social service agency practitioners to identify elders who are being abused by their caretakers. To use IOA, practitioners first administer a “2-3 hour comprehensive in-home assessment,” then score each of the 27 indicators in the IOA with a score of 0 to 4 based on their “current opinion” after witnessing interactions between caregiver and care receiver during the in-home assessment. The indicators include 12 items for the practitioner to score their opinions of the caregiver’s behavior and 15 items for the practitioner to score the experience of the older adult receiving care. To use IOA to determine the presence of abuse, the authors encourage practitioners to sum the scores assigned to each indicator and consider a total score of 16 or higher to indicate elder abuse. This screening tool is designed for English-speaking adult populations and must be completed by a medical or social service practitioner. IOA is available for public use, but parties should contact The Gerontological Society of America if they are interested in reprinting this tool. (CVR Abstract) en_US
dc.format Tool
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Gerontological Society of America en_US
dc.rights Public Domain
dc.subject Elder Abuse en_US
dc.subject Screening Tool en_US
dc.subject Population: Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Administration: Practitioner Observation en_US
dc.subject Population: Caregivers to Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Purpose: Detection en_US
dc.subject Risk of Elder Abuse Indicators en_US
dc.subject Risk of Perpetrating Elder Abuse Indicators en_US
dc.title Indicators of Abuse Screen (IOA) en_US 2006 (E-IOA)

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