Urban and Rural Variations in the Characteristics Associated With Elder Mistreatment in a Community-Dwelling Chinese Population

XinQi Q. Dong, Melissa Andrea Simon

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Abstract

This study compares the urban and rural differences in characteristics associated with elder mistreatment (EM) in a Chinese population. A cross-sectional study of 269 urban and 135 rural participants aged 60 years or greater was performed. Among those with EM, rural participants were more likely to be women, have lower levels of education and income, have lower levels of health status and quality of life, have worse change in recent health, and have lower levels of psychosocial well-being. Both higher levels of depressive symptoms and lower levels of social support were associated with increased risk of EM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-125
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Chinese population
  • elder mistreatment
  • health and aging
  • quality of life
  • rural health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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