Title

Causes of elder abuse: Caregiver stress versus problem relatives

Abstract

Abstract

Elderly abuse victims and a nonabused control group were compared to test the widely accepted proposition that such abuse results from the burden and stress placed on those caring for infirm and dependent elderly people. The study found substantially more support for the idea that abuse is associated with personality problems of the caregiver.

Publication Date

1989

Journal Title

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Publisher

Wiley

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1111/j.1939-0025.1989.tb01649.x

Document Type

Article

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