Family Violence Associated with Self-Rated Health, Satisfaction With Life, and Health Service Use in Primary Care Older Adults
Référence bibliographique 
Farhat, Saidi Mohamed Mkandzile, Berbiche, Djamal et Vasiliadis, Helen-Maria. 2020. «Family Violence Associated with Self-Rated Health, Satisfaction With Life, and Health Service Use in Primary Care Older Adults ». Journal of Interpersonal Violence, p. 1-23.
Intentions : «The aim of this study is to add to the present literature on the effect of intimate partner violence and abuse by adult children in community-living older adults (≥65 years) on self-rated mental and physical health, satisfaction with life and the effect on health service utilization following a 2-year period while also considering the effect of gender.» (p. 4)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The current study includes information collected in the Longitudinal Survey on Senior’s Health and Health Services (Enquête sur la santé des aînés-Services or ESA-S) study of primary care older adult patients recruited between 2011 and 2013 in one health region in Quebec.» (p. 4-5) The data used represent 1658 patients.
Instruments : Questionnaires
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
According to the results, the «prevalence of family violence in this study reached 16.2% which is similar to estimates found elsewhere ranging between 12.7% and 26.9% […] As in other studies, psychological, physical, and financial abuse were the most commonly reported […]. Among those that reported family violence in the current study, 61% was intimate partner violence and 48% was perpetrated by adult children. Whereas violence by children was similar to estimates reported elsewhere, intimate partner violence in the current study was higher. […] The higher proportion of intimate partner violence in this study as opposed to the literature may in part be explained by the fact that [the] sample included a higher proportion of individuals who were married and therefore may increase the chance of this type of violence.» (p. 12-13) Moreover, «this study showed that family violence is prevalent in primary care older adult patients and that it is associated with reduced satisfaction with life and mental and physical health. Family violence in women was associated with increased health service utilization but not in men. This raises the question of gender biases, stigma and barriers relating to seeking health services in men. These findings call for the need of public health programs to raise awareness of the different types of family violence and the importance of seeking help for both women and men.» (p. 16)