Incidence of caregiver abuse among Mexican Americans and Euro-Americans
AuthorBriones, Guillermina Solis
AdvisorPhillips, Linda R.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study sought to gain information on the incidence of physical and/or mental mistreatment of the caregiver by the elder. A descriptive correlational study explored the incidence of abuse toward the caregiver among Mexican Americans and Euro-Americans and the relationship between caregiver abuse and elder's health, elder's mental status, caregiver's age, elder's acculturation and living arrangements. Included were 226 elders, 131 Euro-Americans and 95 Mexican Americans residing in the state of Arizona. Results indicate no differences between both ethnic groups. A statistically significant correlation was found in caregiver abuse and the elder's mental, health status, and living arrangements. No correlation was found with age of caregiver and acculturation. Health care provides need to be aware of the incidence of caregiver abuse and make referral to appropriate health care agencies when necessary.
Degree ProgramGraduate College