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Knowledge and attitudes regarding elder abuse in the community, Eastern Province Saudi Arabia

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Title
Knowledge and attitudes regarding elder abuse in the community, Eastern Province Saudi Arabia
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, March 2020
DOI 10.1186/s12877-020-1416-4
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Authors

Zahra E. Almakki, Shaher Z. Alshehri, Moataza M. Abdel Wahab

Abstract

The population of old people is increasing world-wide. Along with the increase in their population, an increase in the cases of elder abuse is expected. This study identifies the knowledge of elder abuse and attitudes towards it among the adult attendees of Al Qatif primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Saudi Arabia. In this cross-sectional study, 430 participants at PHCCs, in Al Qatif, in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia completed a questionnaire concerning their knowledge of elder abuse and their attitudes toward the subjects of such abuse. A total of 430 subjects participated in the study. The mean age of the respondents was 35.6 years. Participants included both caregivers (n = 93) and non-caregivers (n = 337). The overwhelming majority of respondents 97% stated that it is their individual responsibility to report elder abuse and neglect if they witness any. Similarly, (91.8%) of the participants agreed that elder abuse and neglect is a criminal act and they have the responsibility to prevent such abuse and neglect. Also, (90.7%) were aware of financial abuse, and (93.5%) believed that using swear words can be considered abuse, as it is not part of their culture. The majority of them (90.5%) agreed that occasional manhandling of the older people is violence/abuse. Most of the participants regarded abuse and neglect of the older people as a serious problem and considered it their responsibility to intervene when they encountered it. Further efforts are required to explore the factors associated with elder abuse to utilize that knowledge in the development of effective interventions to prevent such abuse.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 4 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Researcher 2 8%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 4%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 10 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 5 19%
Social Sciences 4 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 March 2020.
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#9,891,339
of 17,180,396 outputs
Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#1,423
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#132,109
of 267,952 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#1
of 1 outputs
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