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Nozarpour J, Fallahi-Khoshknab M, Arsalani N, Norouzi Tabrizi K, Ahmadi F. Explaining the Concept of Violence Against the Older Adult: A Hybrid Study. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2022; 17 (1)
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-2297-en.html
1- Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , fallahi@uswr.ac.ir
3- Department of Nursing, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Violence against the elderly is a single, repetitive act or omission of appropriate action that occurs in an interpersonal relationship and causes harm or discomfort to an elderly person. The lack of a clear definition is one of the challenges of this concept. The present study has been conducted to explain the concept, provide ab operational definition and present some empirical references of violence against the elderly with a hybrid approach.
Materials and Methods: In this study, the hybrid concept analysis method was used, which includes three steps: theoretical, field research and analytical. In the first step, the texts were reviewed by using Walker and Avant’s approach. In the second step, unstructured interviews using purposive sampling were conducted. Finally, in the third step, perceptual analysis method was used to integrate the results of the previous two steps.
Results: The results of the final analysis expressed the definition of violence against the disabled elderly and its components, which are violence against the disabled elderly living in the family, including a range of behaviors or actions threatening human dignity and status with or without a purpose that is applied in the living environment or related situations by family members, caregivers or others in the form of exposing the elderly to emotional-mental violence, physical violence, economic violence, sexual violence, social violence, neglect and abandonment. It is observed as clear or hidden, intermittent or continuous, and mild to severe. Being neglected, interactive separation, predisposing factors related to the elderly person and predisposing factors related to the violence perpetrator lead to its occurrence, and it is associated with destructive personal, family and social harms.
Conclusion: The findings of this study can provide a clearer picture of the experiences of this group of elderly people who have all been exposed to violence in some way. Knowledge of the elderly's experiences and perceptions of the phenomenon of violence leads to an increase in nurses' awareness of this phenomenon and reveals important concepts in nursing, especially in the elderly.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Geriatric
Received: 2021/09/09 | Accepted: 2021/12/05 | Published: 2022/03/30

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