Searchable Title

Adult Mistreatment Assessment Short Form (appears in: Development of Short-Form Measures to Assess Four Types of Elder Mistreatment: Findings from an Evidence-Based Study of APS Elder Abuse Substantiation Decisions). Copyright: Taylor & Francis.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Beach, S. R.; Liu, P. J.; DeLiema, M.; Iris, M.; Howe, M. J. K.; Conrad, K. J.

Title, Section

Adult Mistreatment Assessment Short Form (appears in: Development of Short-Form Measures to Assess Four Types of Elder Mistreatment: Findings from an Evidence-Based Study of APS Elder Abuse Substantiation Decisions). Copyright: Taylor & Francis.

Publication Year

2017

Journal Title

Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Volume

29

Issue

4

Pages

229-253

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 28590799

DOI

10.1080/08946566.2017.1338171

Abstract

Improving the standardization and efficiency of adult protective services (APS) investigations is a top priority in APS practice. Using data from the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS), we developed short-form measures of four types of elder abuse: financial, emotional/psychological, physical, and neglect. The EADSS data set contains 948 elder abuse cases (age 60+) with yes/no abuse substantiation decisions for each abuse type following a 30-day investigation. Item sensitivity/specificity analyses were conducted on long-form items with the substantiation decision for each abuse type as the criterion. Validity was further tested using receiver-operator characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, correlation with long forms and internal consistency. The four resulting short-form measures, containing 36 of the 82 original items, have validity similar to the original long forms. These short forms can be used to standardize and increase efficiency of APS investigations, and may also offer researchers new options for brief elder abuse assessments.

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