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Gender variations in the levels of social support and risk of elder mistreatment in a Chinese community population

TitleGender variations in the levels of social support and risk of elder mistreatment in a Chinese community population
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDong, XQ, Simon, MA
JournalJournal of Applied GerontologyJournal of Applied Gerontology
Volume29
Pagination720-739
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number0733-4648<br/>1552-4523
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2010-24757-003
Keywords*Elder Abuse, *Human Sex Differences, *Risk Factors, *Social Support, Behavior Disorders & Antisocial Behavior [3230], China, Chinese Cultural Groups, Communities, gender variations, social support, risk factors, elder mistreatment, Chinese communities, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older)
AbstractThis study aimed to examine gender differences in social support and risk of elder mistreatment (EM) in a community-dwelling Chinese population. The authors conducted a cross-sectional study of 141 women and 270 men aged 60 years or above. EM was assessed using the modified Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale (VASS), and social support was measured using the Social Support Index (SSI). After adjusting for sociodemographic factors, socioeconomic status, depression, loneliness, and medical conditions, lower levels of social support were associated with an increased odds of EM in men (odds ratio [OR] = 5.35, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.18-13.15, p
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