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Screening for elder mistreatment in a dental clinic population.
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PMID:  23016728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to establish the feasibility and utility of screening for elder mistreatment in a dental clinic population. We approached older adults in a busy dental clinic and enrolled 139 persons over the age of 65 who completed an Audio Computer Assisted Self Interview (ACASI), which included the Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (HS-EAST). Overall, 48.4% of the participants scored 3 or greater on the HS-EAST, and 28.3% scored 4 or greater. Our study suggests that there is an opportunity to screen in busy dental clinics and to facilitate early detection for those patients who screen positive for elder mistreatment.
Stefanie L Russell; Terry Fulmer; Geetika Singh; Michael Valenti; Roja Vermula; Shiela M Strauss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of elder abuse & neglect     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1540-4129     ISO Abbreviation:  J Elder Abuse Negl     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  2013-03-14     Revised Date:  2013-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914370     Medline TA:  J Elder Abuse Negl     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, College of Dentistry, New York University, New York, New York 10003-1402, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Dental Clinics*
Early Diagnosis
Elder Abuse / diagnosis*
Grant Support
R21 AG030664/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R21 AG030664/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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