Dependency of the elderly as a risk factor for suspicion of abuse

Autores: Corzo Palacios Juan C, Momox Vázquéz Laura C, Bravo de la Rosa Gabriela


Objective: To determine the dependency of the elderly as a risk factor for suspected abuse. Material and methods: Descriptive, observational, cross-sectional, and prospective study of 137 older adults, to whom the Barthel Scale, Lawton and Brody and EASI instruments were applied. Once the values of the measurements were collected, they were codified and a data matrix was elaborated and entered into the SPSS V22 Statistical Program for bivariate analysis of research variables, determination of frequencies in categorical variables and application of OR for risk factors with a statistical significance of p = 0.00. Results: Regarding Basic Activities of Daily Living, 1.5% presented severe dependence and 20.4% moderate dependence; and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, 36.6% presented total dependence. Suspected abuse was present in 10.2%, the most frequent being abandonment. The OR statistical test for risk factors determines that with basic dependence, they have 2.4 more probability of suspected abuse and with instrumented dependence 3.4. Conclusions: Basic and instrumented dependency is risk factors for suspected mistreatment in the elderly, with abandonment prevailing as the main cause.

Palabras clave: Elderly elderly abuse risk factors

2022-03-02   |   61 visitas   |   Evalua este artículo 0 valoraciones

Vol. 7 Núm.2. Julio-Diciembre 2021 Pags. 49-54 J Lat Am Geriatric Med 2021; 7(2)