Presence of Perverse Violence in the Dependent Elderly

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Dafne Gomez-Melasio, RN
Martha Alicia Magallanes-Monrreal Sr., PhD, RN
Jesus Acevedo-Alemán, PhD
Ana Laura Carrillo-Cervantes, MN
School of Nursing, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico

Background: In many parts of the world the abuse of the elderly goes almost unnoticed. Until recently, this serious social problem hidden from public view and was regarded as an essentially private matter. Even today, mistreatment of the elderly remains a taboo, usually underestimated and neglected by societies around the world. However, there is growing evidence that this is a major public health and society problem and it was described in 1975 in British magazines using the term "granny battering". The stadistics on abuse of the elderly is data unrealistic because most older adults do not report the assault mainly because those are usually from the same family

Purpose: To identify the presence of perverse violence in dependent elderly and the impact this will have on them. Describe signs and symptoms of perverse violence.

Methods: Co-rrelational quantitative descriptive study to disseminate the presence of this type of violence in the elderly dependents, and the impact this will have on them, being them more susceptible to violent behavior by not being able to carry out various activities of daily living both as instrumental and literature reflecting it. To carry out the relevant measurements in the study, Barthel scale will be employed, and a instrument to identify the perverse practice of violence in those participants whose first instrument throw as a result functional dependency. The presentation is guide by the theory of Virginia Henderson Nurse, since most of the needs presented by the individual according to the theoretical, are found to assess function on different scales.

Outcomes: Collected data will be analysed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences 21.

Conclusion: Demonstrate the prevalence of perverse violence in older dependent and its high impact to their functionality, avoiding this malpraxis in nursing staff.