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Étude des caractéristiques des violences chez les personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans : étude prospective aux Unités Médico-Judiciaires de Montpellier et de Béziers

Abstract : Introduction: elder abuse is a little-known phenomenon that evolves in parallel with dependence Many studies around the world have studied different types of violence and their characteristics. In France, few data and studies exist on the subject. Method: the prospective descriptive study was based on data collected at UMJ Montpellier and Béziers. All persons 65 years of age and over were included and who had come for any reason for violence. The collection of data was done during the consultation by the medical examiner using a questionnaire containing the different characteristics of the victims, violence and perpetrators of violence. Results: there were 68 participants including 45 women and 23 men. The average age was 73.8 years old. 56% were married. 97% lived at home. Physical violence was the most frequently reported (85.4% of cases) followed by psychological abuse (39%). In 88.3% of cases, the act of violence was unique. The perpetrator was alone in 73.1% of cases and was unknown to the victim in 70.7% of cases. It emerged that there was a significant difference between the psychological violence and the addictions of the authors and also with the unknown authors Conclusion: this study made it possible to study the characteristics of the violence at UMJ. However, it is difficult to compare it to international studies because of its methodology.
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Clarisse Dubois. Étude des caractéristiques des violences chez les personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans : étude prospective aux Unités Médico-Judiciaires de Montpellier et de Béziers. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02500122⟩

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