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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Prevalence of elder abuse among elderly living in rural and urban areas

Author(s):
Chinthala Prasanna, Dr. Bilquis, Dr. S Prasanthi and Dr. MS Chaitanya Kumari
Abstract:
The current study deals with prevalence of elder abuse among elderly living in rural and urban areas of Guntur and Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The study consists of 120 elderly in which, 60 respondents were young old and remaining 60 respondents belonged to old-old category. Purposive random sampling technique, Exploratory research design was taken up for the study. Extent of abused elderly was examined or assessed by using the Elder abuse screening Test (EAST) by Hwalek-Sengstock (1991) and General information schedule. The study concluded that irrespective of area and gender, elder abuse was experienced by both young old and old-old elderly. However, rural older adults had less level of elder abuse than urban elderly. Comparatively, old-old elderly experienced higher level of abuse than young old elderly.
Pages: 1043-1045  |  354 Views  93 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chinthala Prasanna, Dr. Bilquis, Dr. S Prasanthi and Dr. MS Chaitanya Kumari. Prevalence of elder abuse among elderly living in rural and urban areas. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 1043-1045.

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