2.5 A. Research and Evaluations


What Do We Know About Older Abusers? A Typology of Violent Husbands Dwelling in Lifelong Intimate Violence Relationships

Band-Winterstein, T (2013) [Abstract]

The purpose of this article is to present a typology of older battering men dwelling in lifelong intimate violence relationships. Fifteen older Israeli abusive men, aged 65 to 84 years, were interviewed in depth...to enable an in-depth look at the experiential world of older abusers and paint a complex picture of various ways in which abusive men live with violence over time.

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Preventing and Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence in Later Life

National Online Resource Centre on Violence Against Women (VAW Net) (2010)

This special collection brings together selected materials related to preventing and responding to elder abuse, specifically domestic and sexual violence.

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UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People: qualitative findings

O’Keeffe, M. et al. (2007)

This qualitative study forms part of a wider programme of research involving a literature review, focus groups with service-providers and stakeholders, a national survey of over 2000 older people and a feasibility study for researching elder mistreatment in care homes.

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Older Women and Domestic Violence in Scotland

Scott, M. et al. (2004)

Commissioned by NHS Health Scotland this short research project gives an overview of issues regarding domestic violence for women later in life.

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Older women and domestic violence

Blood, I. (2004)

The report presents the findings of research carried out by the Older Homelessness Development Project (OHDP), which was based at the Housing Projects Advisory Service in Manchester from 2000 to 2001. It looks at generic and specific examples of the services currently available for older women, and the barriers to greater take-up and at how these can be overcome.

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Older women and domestic violence: an overview

Women’s Aid

A report by Women’s Aid presents findings and makes suggestions for service improvement.

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Cohort, Period, and Aging Effects: a qualitative study of older women’s reasons for remaining in abusive relationships

Zink, T. et al. (2003) [abstract]

To understand women’s reasons for continuing long-term abusive relationships, interviews were conducted with 36 American women who were over the age of 55.

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Intimate Partner Violence and Health Status among Older Women

Mouton, C. P. (2003) [abstract]

This article discusses the epidemiology of intimate partner violence, the health effects of intimate partner violence, and strategies for identification and intervention by health providers for this group of older women.

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