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Delpasand T, Behbood A, Faghihi A. Elder Abuse Prevalence in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JABS 2023; 13 (1) :1-12
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1- Department of Nursing, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran
2- Student Research Committee, Department of Master of Public Health, School of Medical, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran , amirfaghihi93@gmail.com
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Background & objective: With the increase in the population of the aged, one of the most crucial issues that can result in serious health consequences is elder abuse. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of elder abuse and its subtypes in Iran.
Materials & Methods: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis based on PRISMA guidelines. Relevant keywords were used for database search in Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science. All of the search and data extraction process was conducted independently by two researchers. JBI checklist was used for risk of bias assessment. The data were cleaned and analyzed using Biostat, (Comprehensive Meta-Analysis). The meta-analysis was performed using Random Effects Model, and I2 index was calculated for assessing heterogeneity.
Results: Twenty-three articles were finally analyzed. The data of 6,298 individuals were analyzed, which were significantly heterogeneous (I2= 99.38). The prevalence of elder abuse was 55% (95% CI: 0.42-0.68). The subtype with the highest prevalence was emotional neglect (39%, 95% CI: 0.29-0.50), while the lowest prevalence was related to social rejection (15%, 95% CI: 0.11-0.19)
Conclusion: All types of elder abuse are highly prevalent in Iran. Therefore, it is crucial to develop evidence-based comprehensive plans to better identify, intervene, and prevent this issue.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2022/11/18 | Accepted: 2022/12/19 | Published: 2023/04/24

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