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1- khorasgan islamic azad university
2- khorasgan islamic azad university , kiani9087@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: study on elder population and their issues is a new field in our country and during the last decade, study on risk factors and pathology of mental disorders and socio-financial status of elders had special importance. Given the importance of elderly population, the present study was conducted to Investigate the relationship between financial abuse and mental health among aldery population in shahre-kord.
Material and methods: this a descriptive-corrolational study that conducted on 350 elder referring to health centers in shahre-kord city. Data were collected with Goldberg mental health questionnaire (GHQ-28) and persian version of older adult financial exploitation measure (OAFEM). Data were analysed using descriptive and analytical statistics methods using spss v22.
Results: 30% of participant had favorable mental health, 37.7% of them had intermediate mental health, and 32.3% had poor mental health. 61.4% of participant reported that they have experienced moderate financial abuse, and 38.6 of them reported severe financial abuse. There was a significant correlation between mental health and financial abuse (p<0.05).
Conclusion: the results of this study showed that financial abue affects mental heath. therefore interventions for increasing caregivers perception of financial abuse and reducing financial abuse of elderly population, is suggested.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2017/12/07 | Accepted: 2018/05/23

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