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Defining Late-Life Poly-victimization and Identifying Associated Mental and Physical Health Symptoms

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $271,822)

This study aims to explore elder abuse poly-victimization to discover common poly-victimization occurrences, their profiles across the socioecological context and their associations with mental and physical health symptoms and mortality. Archived data will be provided by the Texas Department of Family and Protective services, Division of Adult Protective Services (APS) and will include administrative case data with all confirmed and unconfirmed cases of abuse in adults 65 years and older between the dates of January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2017.

Mortality data from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vital Statistics will be obtained and matched with the APS data to determine mortality. A secondary data analysis of 9-years of Texas APS statewide data will be conducted. These methods will provide a framework for operationally defining elder abuse poly-victimization, understanding related factors across the socioecological context and developing intervention and prevention responses.

This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2CFR 200.210(a)(14).

Date Created: September 30, 2017