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J Elder Abuse Negl. 2012 Oct;24(4):277-92. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2011.652930.

Seniors' self-administration of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI): a feasibility study.

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Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


This study explored the feasibility of seniors aged 65 and over with MMSE ≥24 completing the EASI-sa, a self-administrable version of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI). A convenience sample of 210 was stratified by age, sex, and language (English and French). All completed the EASI-sa within an estimated 5 minutes, 82.9% within 2 minutes. Completion time decreased with higher education, but was not affected by age, sex, language, or measured physical or mental health. No questions went unanswered; no words were poorly understood or discomforting. The EASI-sa completion was associated with a significantly increased understanding about elder abuse (p < 0.0001).

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