To a degree that it upsets you, has anyone touched you in ways you did not like, or
made unwanted sexual approaches?
p Did not answer
If “Yes”: Was this an isolated event or has it occurred more than once?
p More than Once
How important is this item in detecting elder abuse?
How do you like the wording of the question? Are there any words that cause prob- lems? What could they be replaced with?
Is there redundancy within the question?
Do you think having several issues in one question is too complicated or problematic in any way?
Is the wording too long – how might it be rephrased?
Suppose the instrument - the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index - could have only five ques- tions - which five would you use? Please circle the five question numbers on the pages with the questions.
e questions used above were mostly derived from a research project of the Centre de
santé et de services sociaux de René-Cassin et Notre-Dame-de-Grace (formerly CLSC René Cassin), McGill University, and St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. e intellectual property rights for them rest with the researchers Mark J. Yaffe MD, Maxine Lithwick MSW, Christina Wolfson PhD, and Elizabeth Podnieks RN.