Scientifi c evidence of the violence against the older adult: An integrative review

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Objective: To analyze the scientifi c evidence of violence against the older adult, with emphasis on the prevalence, the profi le of the victim, and the risk factors. Methods: An integrative review of articles available in the PubMedR databases, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Nursing Database (BDENF), Scientifi c Electronic Library Online (SciELO) and Latin American and Caribbean Research on Health Sciences (LILACS), published between 2015 and 2019, using the descriptors: "idoso", "older adult", "older person", "aged", "old", "exposure to violence", "exposição à violência", "aging", envelhecimento", "elder abuse", "domestic violence", "violence", "violência", "maustratos ao idoso" and "violência doméstica". As to refi ne it, the four phases of the PRISMA study selection fl ow diagram were used. Results: 17 articles were identifi ed which presented as increased risk factors for violence against the older adult, family dysfunction, lack of access to social rights and chronic conditions of disability. Conclusion: The study brings direct contributions to professionals and sectors interested in facing violence against the older adult, which has a high prevalence in today's society.




de Nazaré de Souza Ribeiro, M., do Espírito Santo, F. H., Diniz, C. X., de Araújo, K. B., Lisboa, M. G. L., & da Silva Souza, C. R. (2021, June 1). Scientifi c evidence of the violence against the older adult: An integrative review. ACTA Paulista de Enfermagem. Departamento de Enfermagem/Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo.

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