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A GLOBAL RESPONSE TO ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

3 Findings and discussion

3.1 Focus groups with older people

In some countries, the older participants did not clearly understand the purpose of the focus group discussions and the con- cept of commenting on or discussing the questions (Chile, Kenya). ese groups talked about their experiences in relation to each question instead of discussing their content and choosing the five most relevant questions.18 e groups in Spain discussed a different set of questions and therefore are not taken into account in Table 1.19

therefore crucial to ask these questions in private.

e pressure on general practitioners’ time and the cost to the patient would make a shorter questionnaire more useful. Lack of training was also a concern.

An essential issue that was brought up in several discussions was the need for GPs to have follow-up strategies for a general practitioner when they identify a person at risk of being abused.

A number of general issues emerged from the discussions with older people:

  • Frail older people’s dependence on care-

givers could influence their answers. It is

  • e five preferred questions chosen by the

older people in the different settings were Questions 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11 (in order of number of responses):

Table 1. Five preferred questions of older people20

Country

1

Australia Brazil Chile (N/A) Costa Rica Kenya (N/A) Singapore Spain (N/A) Switzerland

x

x

2

3

4

x

x

x

5 x x

Question number 67 x x x

8 x

9

10

11 x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12

N/A, not applicable.

  • 18.

    e focus group protocol including the set of 12 questions can be found in Annex 1.

  • 19.

    See also Summary of report from Spain in Annex 4. Comments that are also applicable to the set of 12 questions are integrated in this chapter.

  • 20.

    In some countries there were six questions chosen, either because two or three questions were considered equally important or because participants felt that it was necessary to retain six questions instead of five.

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