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J Elder Abuse Negl. 2014;26(2):107-22. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2013.821809.

Correlates of susceptibility to scams in older adults without dementia.

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a Department of Internal Medicine , Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center , Chicago , Illinois , USA.

Abstract

This study examined correlates of susceptibility to scams in 639 community-dwelling older adults without dementia from a cohort study of aging. Regression models adjusted for age, sex, education, and income were used to examine associations between susceptibility to scams, measured by a five-item self-report measure, and a number of potential correlates. Susceptibility was positively associated with age and negatively associated with income, cognition, psychological well-being, social support, and literacy. Fully adjusted models indicated that older age and lower levels of cognitive function, decreased psychological well-being, and lower literacy in particular may be markers of susceptibility to financial victimization in old age.

PMID:
24499279
PMCID:
PMC3916958
DOI:
10.1080/08946566.2013.821809
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