Factors influencing intention to intervene in elder abuse among nursing students.

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Date: Aug. 26, 2021
From: PeerJ(Vol. 9)
Publisher: PeerJ. Ltd.
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,991 words
Lexile Measure: 1550L

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Purpose This study aimed to identify the factors influencing the intention to intervene in elder abuse among nursing students. Methods A descriptive survey design was used, and questionnaires were completed by 182 nursing students. Statistical analysis was performed on the data collected, using SPSS 25.0, X.sup.2 -test, t-test, correlation, and regression analysis to confirm predictors of intention to intervene in elder abuse. Results Awareness of abuse, legal and institutional knowledge, and attitude were positively correlated with the intention to intervene in elder abuse. Factors influencing the intention to intervene by nursing students were education courses about elder abuse, awareness of elder abuse, legal and institutional knowledge, and attitude. Conclusion The findings suggest that it is necessary to provide educational protocols for nursing students to improve their awareness and knowledge of elder abuse. Based on the findings of this study, there is a need for specific education programs and guidelines to increase the assessment of, and intervention in, elder abuse.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A673256065