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Accession Number PB2013-105373
Title Developing End-User Criteria and a Prototype for an Elder Abuse Assessment System.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 162p
Personal Author B. B. Riley E. Mensah J. Mazza K. J. Conrad M. Iris
Abstract Nationally, elder mistreatment and financial exploitation continue to be under-reported, resulting in inaccurate prevalence and incidence statistics, and increased suffering of older adults. Important systemic factors contributing to this problem include lack of valid, standardized assessment procedures as well as state-specific definitions to clarify the scope of various types of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Advances in assessment methodology and computer technology offer promising solutions to improve the identification and tracking of elder mistreatment and exploitation as well as the reduction of some barriers related to the responsive assessment and delivery of services to victims. This report describes the development of the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS), a web-based, computerized system that uses short screening forms and standardized measures to assess elder mistreatment and exploitation.
Keywords Adult abuse
Assessment methodology
Elder Abuse Decision Support System(EADSS)
Elderly persons
Financial exploitation
Social services
Web-based computerized system

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
43C - Human Resources
91K - Social Services
Corporate Author Illinois Univ. at Chicago. School of Public Health.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1313
Contract Number N/A

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