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J Elder Abuse Negl. 2015;27(2):146-67. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2014.995869.

Developing a Research Agenda on Resident-to-Resident Aggression: Recommendations From a Consensus Conference.

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a Institute for Life Course and Aging, Faculty of Medicine , University of Toronto , Toronto , Ontario , Canada.

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the development of a research agenda on resident-to-resident aggression (RRA) in long-term care facilities by an expert panel of researchers and practitioners. A 1-day consensus-building workshop using a modified Delphi approach was held to gain consensus on nomenclature and an operational definition for RRA, to identify RRA research priorities, and to develop a roadmap for future research on these priorities. Among the six identified terms in the literature, RRA was selected. The top five priorities were: (a) developing/assessing RRA environmental interventions; (b) identification of the environmental factors triggering RRA; (c) incidence/prevalence of RRA; (d) developing/assessing staff RRA education interventions; and (e) identification of RRA perpetrator and victim characteristics. Given the significant harm RRA poses for long-term care residents, this meeting is an important milestone, as it is the first organized effort to mobilize knowledge on this under-studied topic at the research, clinical, and policy levels.

KEYWORDS:

aggression; assaultive behavior; consensus workshop; elder mistreatment research; long-term care; research–practice collaboration

PMID:
25836385
DOI:
10.1080/08946566.2014.995869
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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