An Examination of Conditions Exposing Older Adults to Economic Abuse: Logistic Regression Analysis

Unlu D., Yurtsever E., ARTAN T., IRMAK YAŞAR H. S.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY, vol.41, no.12, pp.2480-2489, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/07334648221116159
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.2480-2489
  • Keywords: Older adults abuse, financial issues, social work, FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION, ELDER ABUSE, PREVALENCE, SETTINGS, NEGLECT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to determine factors affecting the economic abuse status of older adults. The study was conducted with 385 individuals aged 65 years and above, living in the Bahcelievler district of Istanbul. Data were collected using a Sociodemographic Form, and a Determination of Economic Abuse of Older Adults Form. Logistic regression analysis was applied to determine the factors affecting the economic abuse status of the older adults. The study participants comprised 51.4% males and 48.6% females with a mean age of 70.44 +/- 6.73 years. It was determined that 9.4% of the older adults were exposed to economic abuse. As a result of the logistic regression analysis, the factors found to affect the situations of exposure to economic abuse of the older adults were age, income status, number of children, exposure to emotional abuse, and exposure to physical abuse.