Family Violence Among Older Adult Patients Consulting in Primary Care Clinics: Results From the ESA (Enquête sur la santé des aînés) Services Study on Mental Health and Aging

Family Violence Among Older Adult Patients Consulting in Primary Care Clinics: Results From the ESA (Enquête sur la santé des aînés) Services Study on Mental Health and Aging

Family Violence Among Older Adult Patients Consulting in Primary Care Clinics: Results From the ESA (Enquête sur la santé des aînés) Services Study on Mental Health and Aging

Family Violence Among Older Adult Patients Consulting in Primary Care Clinics: Results From the ESA (Enquête sur la santé des aînés) Services Study on Mental Health and Agings

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Préville, Michel, Mechakra-Tahiri, Samia Djemaa, Vasiliadis, Helen-Maria, Mathieu, Véronique, Quesnel, Louise, Gontijo-Guerra, Samantha, Lamoureux-Lamarche, Catherine et Berbiche, Djamal. 2014. «Family Violence Among Older Adult Patients Consulting in Primary Care Clinics: Results From the ESA (Enquête sur la santé des aînés) Services Study on Mental Health and Aging ». Revue canadienne de psychiatrie / Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 59, no 8, p. 426-433.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
L’objectif de l’étude est de «[d]ocumenter la validité et la fiabilité de l’échelle de violence familiale (EVF) dans la population âgée de 65 ans et plus.» (p. 426)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Les données proviennent de l’étude transversale ESA-services (Enquête sur la santé des aînés et l’utilisation des services de santé), réalisée de 2011 à 2013 à l’aide d’un échantillon probabiliste de personnes âgées en attente de services médicaux dans des cliniques de soins de première ligne (n = 1765).» (p. 426)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Our results showed that 16% of older adults who consulted in the general medical sector reported family violence in the past 12 months and that 3% of these older adults reported a high level of family violence. This accounted for almost 208 146 and 39 000 older adults, aged 65 years and older, in Quebec in 2012. Our results also showed an association between family violence from a spouse and violence from children. These results lead us to conclude that family violence perpetrated against older adults warrants greater public health and political attention. It has been previously reported that GPs [general practitioners] do not take into account family violence during their consultations with their older patients. The high prevalence of family violence observed in our study underlines the need for increased awareness and need for training in the detection of family violence in older adult patients where GPs could play an active role in the detection of violence among older adults.» (p. 432)