Aging has detrimental effects on elders due to their physical health and financial hardship. Elders face neglect, insult and abuse in society due to causes related to physical health and financial issue from caregivers. This study aims to identify the measures of physical health and financial hardship and classifies elders under neglect, insult and abuse categories.
The propositions of existence and classifying elders under neglect, insult and abuse categories were tested by using discriminant analysis and their profiling was done by perceptual mapping technique.
The elder neglect category identified as a prominent category due to physical health while elder insult and abuse were caused by physical health and financial hardship both. The present study portrays the multi-dimensional facets related to elders’ ill-treatment. The elder’s ill-treatment categories were profiled to imply the measure of elevating elders’ dignity and care at a personal level and society at large.
This study classifies elders under neglect, insult and abuse categories. This classification may facilitate the medical practitioners, academicians and government and non-government social welfare agencies in understanding elder abuse with new perspectives.
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Conflict of interest: All authors declare that he/she has no conflict of interest.
Ethical approval: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee.
Indian Council of Social Science Research.
No. 02/240/2016–17/RP, 2017–2019.
Participation in the survey was on the voluntary basis and anonymous.
Bajpai, N., Kulshreshtha, K., Dubey, P. and Sharma, G. (2022), "Classifying elders neglect, insult and abuse through financial hardship and physical health", Working with Older People, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 297-318. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-03-2021-0008
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