A Systematic Review of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Elder Abuse in Asia

Elsie Yan, Ko Ling Chan, Agnes Tiwari

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The number of older victims of domestic violence is expected to increase drastically in Asia as many countries are experiencing rapid population aging. In 2012, 11% of the population in Asia were aged 60 years and over. This is expected to rise to 24% by 2050. This article discusses the unique features of Asian cultures that are relevant to the understanding of elder abuse and summarizes the existing literature looking at the prevalence and risk factors of such abuse in Asian populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-219
Number of pages21
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 19


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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