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Evaluation of vulnerability based on the perception of the elderly in front of domestic violence

MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Renata Lima Batalha de Andrade,Edlam de Souza Santos,2 Rute Nascimento da Silva,2 Felipe Mendes de Andrade de Carvalho,2 Edna Santos Dias,Lorena Pina Galdino,3 Fernanda Bastos Santos,1 Lorenna Oliveira Menezes,1 Carla Viviane Freitas de Jesus,2 Sonia Oliveira Lima2

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The aim of this study was to assess the risk of violence in the home against the elderly in the city of Tomar do Geru/SE/ Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study with a descriptive-exploratory quantitative approach, with simple random sampling, carried out in Tomar do Geru/SE/Brazil with 298 elderly people. Data collection was performed using the Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale (VASS), the items that make up the instrument seek to identify the phenomenon from four domains. Responded as an affirmative about the vulnerability domain, 86.69%; dependency, 28.19%; discouragement 79.31%; coercion, 65.66%. It was observed that the majority of the elderly questioned are vulnerable to domestic violence, which implies the importance of implementing multiprofessional assistance strategies that contribute to improving the quality of life of this population.


aging, violence, mistreatment, public health, demographic transition, physical disability, depression, loneliness, post-traumatic stress disorder, somatization, Physical, Psychological, Negligence, exploratory quantitative approach, affirmative responses