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A Study on Typology and the Casual factors of Elderly-abuse (노인학대 유형화 및 유형결정요인 연구)

  • Lee, Yun-Kyung;Kim, Mee-Hye
    • 한국노년학
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    • v.28 no.4
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    • pp.1165-1178
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    • 2008
  • The objectives of this study are developing the new types of elderly abuse and finding the variables affecting the new elderly abuse type. And This is at suggesting the intervention strategies preventing the elderly abuse. The 350 cases of elderly abuse reported in Elder Protection Agency was analysed. Data is analyzed by using statistical techniques including cluster analysis and logit-regression. New type of elderly abuse is "violent elderly abuse" and "avoiding elderly abuse". Violent elderly abuse is very connected with directly violence speech and behavior and avoiding elderly abuse is connected with neglect and abandonment, self-neglect. The elderly's instrumental activity of daily living and education, the offender's sex and education and living together type of the elderly - the offender, and the offender's care burden are the casual factors of the new type of elderly abuse. Based on the results, the various service programmes for the abused elderly is developed and implemented.

Perception and Help-Seeking Behavior among Older Persons: Six Hypothetical Elder Mistreatment Scenarios (노인학대 인식과 도움요청 태도에 관한 연구: 여섯 가지 노인학대 시나리오를 중심으로)

  • Yoon, Hyun Sook;Lee, Hee Yun;Kwon, Jong Hee;Yoon, Ji Young;Park, Eun Soo;Nam, Ryun;Kang, Sung Bo;Park, Keum Hwa
    • 한국노년학
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.221-240
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    • 2010
  • Despite a growing trend in elder mistreatment, research about the problem and its effects on the victims has been sparse. Notably missing are the perspectives of older adults themselves, whose perceptions and responses to elder mistreatment are greatly affected by social and cultural context. The purpose of this study is to examine factors associated with older persons' perceptions of elder mistreatment and subsequent help-seeking behaviors. Six hypothetical scenarios featuring elders were the basis of interviews with 124 older persons, drawn by a quota sampling strategy. Findings indicated that older persons perceived situations of physical abuse (87.9%), financial abuse (86.3%), and psychological abuse (66.1%) to be elder mistreatment, yet respondents showed less sensitivity to elder mistreatment that took the form of physical mistreatment within a couple (47.6%), neglect (40.3%), and self-neglect (16.9%). Certain scenarios yielded less intention to seek help: namely, physical mistreatment within a couple, neglect, and self-neglect. Older persons' personal characteristics, social factors, and cultural factors exerted significant influence on both perception and help-seeking behavior. Perception was identified as a key factor that significantly influenced help-seeking behavior. Findings point to awareness of cultural and social context for success in elder mistreatment prevention, intervention, and policy design for this population.

A Study on the Classification of Elder Abuse Types (노인 학대의 유형별 분류에 관한 연구)

  • Jeong, Su-Il;Park, Mi-Ran
    • Industry Promotion Research
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.91-103
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    • 2016
  • Since the problems of the aged became a social issue recently, this study recognized elder abuse as a serious phenomenon among the problems of the aged in a dimension of against humanity and intended to conduct research by classifying elder abuse into certain types. This study used the literature research method and executed theoretical research on the basis of the types of elder abuse defined by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, economic abuse, neglect, self-neglect, abandonment were addressed as the types of elder abuse. Consequently, this study classified elder abuse as seven types which had close relationships with each other and formed the academic bassis for preparing effective prevention and coping method of elder abuse.

A Comparative Study of Influencing Factors on Elder Abuse of Public Assistance Recipient Elderlies and Community Elderlies (국민기초생활보장 노인과 일반노인의 노인학대 관련요인 비교연구)

  • Park, Mi-Eun
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.56 no.2
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    • pp.93-119
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    • 2004
  • This article investigates 230 public assistance recipient elderlies and 354 community elderlies in order to find out the current status and influencing factors on elder abuse. It surveyed at Gwangju metropolitan city. The result from the research were 1) the degree of elder abuse is generally low, and the primary type of abuse is psychological abuse and neglect. The victims of abuse experienced psychological pain rather than physical pain. 2) the abuser are mainly in early forties, and very unstable economically. 3) based on personal characteristics of the recipient and non-recipient elderlies, there are significant differences between respondents' sex, age, education level, income, ADL, IADL, chronic disease, depression, social support, and number of friends. 4) the factors affecting elder abuse of public assistance recipient elderlies are depression, alcohol, social support(elderly-related factors), alcohol, childhood abuse(abuser- related factors), and emotional relationship, number of family members(family- related factors). And, the factors affecting elder abuse of community elderlies are childhood abuse, social support(elderly-related), relationship with victims(abuser -related), and emotional relationship(family-related). Finally, the research recommends that differential intervention strategies are needed in order to prevent elder abuse of the public assistance recipient elderlies and the community elderlies.

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Analysis on Elder Abuse of the Korea Elderly Long-term Care Hospital (노인요양병원의 노인학대 실태 분석)

  • Kwon, Kumju;Lee, Seoyoung;Park, Taejeong
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.553-560
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    • 2016
  • This study examined the specific phenomenon of elder abuse at elderly care hospitals. The relationship between the attitudes of the hospital and elder abuse was also examined. Methods: The participants were from 86 elderly care hospitals. Questionnaires contained structured questions on attitudes, practices and elder abuse-related items. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and a t-test with SPSS program. Results: The following cases of specific abuse were noted: verbal aggression (39.5%), ignoring requests (24.4%), and threatening communication (22.1%). Furthermore, there were also cases of physical and sexual abuse. With these findings, this study suggested a few implications. Among them, it was stressed that a systematic investigation of elder abuse cases at hospitals be undertaken and the legal response should be regulated by law.

Perception and Reporting intention to Elder Abuse among Elderly Women (여성노인의 노인학대 인식과 신고의향)

  • Kim, Eun-Young;Choi, Mi-Jung;Cho, Gwi-Young
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.238-249
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    • 2014
  • The purpose of this study was to understand the perception on elder abuse and intention to reporting in elderly women, and to identify the relationship between them. The participants of the study were 160 elderly Women aged 60 and over visiting 2 senior centers, 2 Buddhist University, 2 sports centers and 1 senior welfare center located in the D city. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from May 13th to June 6th of 2013. According to the results of this study, first, participants' perception of elder abuse was 2.89 points and, sexual abuse(4.26 points) was the highest score among the abuse sub-items, 38.2% of the intention to report on elder abuse, sexual abuse (79.4%) was the highest as well. Second, from the characteristics of the participants, there were no significant differences the level of perception on elder abuse, but intention to reporting elder abuse was significantly different according to education, marital status, the number of children, cohabitation, the perception of abuse-related Senior Citizens' Welfare Act and the information accessibility form. Third, There was positive correlation between elder abuse perception and intention to reporting. therefore, it is meaningful that the study results will be provided for promoting the notification intention of elderly women who are more vulnerable to abuse and more active coping when Abusive situations arise.

The Meaning of Elder Abuse and Interventions for It : A Qualitative Study of Older People's Perceptions (노인학대의 의미와 사회적 개입에 대한 노인들의 인식 연구 : 질적 조사연구)

  • Woo, Kug-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.50
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    • pp.109-129
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    • 2002
  • Studies of elder abuse are increasing in our country since the 1990s. But few studies have researched how older people may perceive and give meaning to the phenomenon of elder abuse. Old people have been alienated from their own problems. Elder abuse was constructed as a social problem by experts, not by older people themselves. The purpose of this study was to explore the older people's perceptions ell the meaning of elder abuse and interventions for it, using a qualitative approach based on the grounded theory. The findings from in-depth interviews with 10 the elderly were as follows: The elderly participated in this study has been constructing the aged as independence, privacy, and carer, which conflicts the existing social construction of the aged. They also had their own definition of elder abuse. They perceived all the psycho-emotional sufferings as major elder abuse. So, they understood that elder abuse was the pervasive problem which everyone would experience. They proposed that desirable interventions for it was to guarantee and to sustain their existing independent living.

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A Study on Visiting Caregiver's Perception of Elder Abuse (방문요양보호사의 노인학대에 대한 인식)

  • Oh, Chung-uk;Kang, Hye-kyung
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.638-645
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    • 2016
  • This study describes visiting caregivers' perceptions and reporting of elder abuse. From January 13 to February 10, 2014, data were collected from 249 visiting caregivers working at homes by using a structured questionnaire. The caregivers' perceptions of abuse were high overall. Physical abuse was the most common type, followed by financial, verbal, negligence, and emotional abuse. Most visitors recognized that it is important to require reporting for the prevention of elder abuse, but most of them had no experience with reporting abuse, and the agencies that they knew were mostly the police. A majority of the visiting caregivers had attended an elder abuse program and recognized the importance of such programs. The caregivers hoped that the programs would have specific examples of how to deal with elder abuse and family counseling methods, and other practical content for their work. Programs should focus on coping with individual cases, proper counseling methods, and awareness of elder abuse.

The Effect of Experience of Abuse on Life Satisfaction of the elderly in Long-term Care Facilities (노인요양 시설내 학대경험이 이용 노인의 삶의 만족도에 미치는 영향)

  • Bae, Jin-Hee;Jung, Mee-Soon
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.591-599
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    • 2017
  • With the introduction of long-term care insurance, the number of long-term care facilities and the elderly using it is increasing. Nevertheless, there was a lack of concern and research on elderly abuse and how to affect the life of the elderly in long-term care facilities. The study analyzed the data collected from 278 senior citizens of 44 long-term care facilities in two regions. The analysis was conducted to analyze the relationship among elderly abuse, service quality, service satisfaction and life satisfaction. An analysis showed that some of the elderly experienced elderly abuse, especially sexual abuse. The experience of abuse affect the perception of the service quality, service satisfaction and life satisfaction of the elderly. The elderly experienced abuse was undervalued in service quality, service satisfaction and life satisfaction. Based on these findings, the implications to prevent elderly abuse of long-term care facilities are suggested.

A Systematic Review of Community Elder Abuse Studies in South Korea (한국 지역사회 거주 노인학대 연구의 체계적 고찰)

  • Kim, Dong Ha;Kang, Serin;Lee, Yoon Kyoung;Cha, Ye Won;Yoo, Seunghyun;Kim, Hongsoo
    • 한국노년학
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    • v.36 no.4
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    • pp.1003-1024
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    • 2016
  • The human rights of older people have gotten more attention recently in South Korea, a country that is in transition to a super-aged society. This study aimed to systematically review studies on elder abuse and related factors among community-dwelling older adults in South Korea over twenty years (1994-2016). We searched major databases (Riss, DBpia, KISS, KMbase, and PubMed) and identified published studies relevant to the topic. Based on inclusion and exclusion criteria related to study quality, a total of 31 studies were selected for this review. We examined types, measurements, and risk factors of elder abuse as well as study designs in the selected studies, guided by Johannesen's theoretical framework on elder abuse. All of the reviewed studies on elder abuse in Korea were cross-sectional studies, most of which focused on older people living in urban areas, using a non-random sampling method. All of the studies focused on certain types of elder abuse only. Some adopted elder-abuse instruments that were not validated, and others used self-developed instruments without psychometric tests. As for the risk factors of elder abuse in South Korea, the physical and mental health of the victims and aggressors impacted the risk of elder abuse, but general sociodemographic factors such as age, sex, and education were less likely to be related to the risk. In addition, decreasing caregiver burden and building elder-friendly communities are important for the prevention of elder abuse. Needed are further empirical studies on elder abuse with a theoretical framework that gives consideration to the unique sociocultural contexts of Korea. It is also recommended to develop instruments to measure elder abuse reflecting the sociocultural contexts of Korea, and to examine the multi-dimensional risk factors of elder abuse.