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The prevalence of elder abuse and neglect in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, ISSN 0894-6566, E-ISSN 1540-4129, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 408-423Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of elder abuse and neglect in Iran.

Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and PsycINFO by the end of 2017. The prevalence was calculated based on the percentage or the amount reported in the studies. Heterogeneity was assessed by the I2 statistic, and the data were combined using random effects model. The results were reported as the pooled estimates and the 95% confidence intervals (CIs). The review protocol was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42017070744).

Results: A total of 16 studies involving 6,461 participants aged 60 years and over were included. The pooled prevalence for overall elder abuse was 45.7% (95% CI: 27.3–64.1, p < .001).

Discussion: The prevalence of elder abuse and neglect is substantial in the Iranian population aged 60 years and over. More research is needed to investigate the actual prevalence of elder abuse at the national level.

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2018. Vol. 30, no 5, p. 408-423
Keywords [en]
Elder abuse, Iran, meta-analysis, neglect, prevalence, systematic review
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34473DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2018.1523765ISI: 000469910200006PubMedID: 30285554Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85056529394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-34473DiVA, id: diva2:1250136
Available from: 2018-09-21 Created: 2018-09-21 Last updated: 2019-07-08Bibliographically approved

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