Acceptability and Feasibility of a Nursing Home Elder Abuse Screening Tool Developed for Social Workers at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco

Investigator: Sisi Zhu, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


Under the mentorship of Dr. Anna Chodos

Elder abuse is a growing public health problem and has serious physical and mental health consequences for older adults. The latest data released from WHO in 14th June 2017 showed that approximately 1 in 6 older people are affected by this issue. A report from family violence council showed that the prevalence rate for elder abuse was around 7.6% to 10 % in San Francisco, and this is considered to be an underestimate because of under detection and underreporting.