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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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DOCAMPO SANTALO, Lourdes; BARRETO LACABA, Rita  y  SANTANA SERRANO, Caridad. Behavior of the intrafamilial violence in the elderly. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.6. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: the prevention of violence in its general and familial framework is a priority that demands an exhaustive knowledge of its magnitude; since it is observed as a matter of public health by its negative impact in society. Objective: to characterize the behavior of the intrafamilial violence against the elderly in Nuevitas municipality. Method: a descriptive retrospective study during the 2006 was conducted. Of an universe of two thousand hundred-six, seventy-five were mistreated constituting the sample. The primary source was a survey and a family record. Results: the 3,58% of the senescents received violence, of them 46,67% with ages between 60 to 69 years, the 60% in the female sex prevailed. The 86,67% corresponded to dysfunctional families. The psychosocial characteristics and the sanitary culture were bad in 64% and 34,67% respectively. The abuse that prevailed was for family negligence. Conclusions: the incidence in the mistreated elderly in the municipality was very below the revised statistics.

Palabras clave : domestic violence [prevention and control]; old man; elder abuse; social psychology; epidemiology; descriptive retrospective studies.

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