Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2010 Sep;16(3):245-254. 10.4069/kjwhn.2010.16.3.245.

Predictors of Intention to Report Elder Abuse among Elderly Women

  • 1College of Nursing, Sungshin Women's University, Korea. cmklee@sungshin.ac.kr


This study was designed to identify the predictors of elderly women's intention to report elder abuse.
A cross-sectional survey design was used. The participants were 204 elderly women aged over 60 living in Seoul. Data were collected using self-reported questionnaires by convenience sampling. Data were analyzed with frequencies, chi-square test, t-test and binary logistic regression.
Logistic regression analyses showed perception of elderly welfare law, perception of seriousness of elder abuse, subjective economic status, and exposure to elder abuse information were significant predictors of elderly women's intention to report elder abuse.
The results of study suggest that the provision of information related to elder abuse including elderly welfare law is crucial toward elderly women in preventing elder abuse.


Elder abuse; Report; Intention; Elderly; Women

MeSH Terms

Cross-Sectional Studies
Elder Abuse
Logistic Models
Surveys and Questionnaires


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