The phenomenon of abuse of aged Puerto Ricans

Rodríguez, J.R.; Altieri, G.

Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico 90(7-12): 144-153


ISSN/ISBN: 0004-4849
PMID: 10224690
Document Number: 7862
The present study is the first one to our knowledge that tries to give a panoramic view and explore the problem of Elderly Abuse in Puerto Rico. A retrospective statistical analysis of frequencies of cases by sex gender, age strata and region has been obtained showing an increasing tendency of cases. We conclude that the phenomena of abuse in the Puerto Rican Elderly population is one that requires rapid interventions with emphasis in the prevention component.

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The phenomenon of abuse of aged Puerto Ricans