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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 279-281
Prevalence and risk factors of abuse among community dwelling elderly of Guwahati City, Assam


1 Department of Community Medicine, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India
2 Department of Medicine, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India
3 Department of Neurology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India
4 Department of Physiology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, Barpeta, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Anku Moni Saikia
Department of Community Medicine, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati - 781 032, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.164406

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Background: In spite of tremendous impact on health, elder abuse is still an underreported and unrecognized issue. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of abuse among community dwelling elderly and to identify the various risk factors. Materials and Methods: This community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 randomly selected wards of Guwahati city. A total of 331 elderly (60 years and above) were interviewed. Abuse was screened by Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (H-S EAST). Results: The study revealed 9.31% prevalence. Neglect was the most common type of abuse reported. Age, sex, socioeconomic status, living status, and functional status were found to be significantly associated with abuse. Conclusion: Abuse is prevalent among elderly population.


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