What is it about?

The aim of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire for detecting the familial mistreatment of older adults in primary care settings.

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Why is it important?

The abuse of older adults is a serious public health issue that can be difficult to identify at the first level of care.


Applying this tool at the first level of care could limit damage to older adults’ health and could lower the frequency of emergency room use in hospitals.

ED Doris V. Ortega-Altamirano
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

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This page is a summary of: Development and validation of a Screening Questionnaire of Family Mistreatment against Older Adults for use in primary care settings in Mexico, Health & Social Care in the Community, July 2017, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12466.
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