Supporting family doctors to address elder abuse: A quasi-experimental study in Malaysia

Mydin, Fadzilah Hanum Mohd and Othman, Sajaratulnisah and Choo, Wan Yuen and Hairi, Noran Naqiah Mohd and Hairi, Farizah Mohd and Syed Karim, Sharifah Norsuhaida and Tan, Maw Pin and Ali, Zainudin and Aziz, Suriyati Abdul and Mohd, Rokiah and Mohamad, Rosmala and Ramli, Rohaya and Awaludin, Lailatul Rizwanah (2021) Supporting family doctors to address elder abuse: A quasi-experimental study in Malaysia. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 33 (2). pp. 151-167. ISSN 0894-6566, DOI

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This quasi-experimental study examined the effect of Supporting Family Doctors to Address Elder Abuse (SAFE) educational intervention among family doctors practicing at public primary care clinics in Malaysia. SAFE is an intensive, multimodal, locally tailored, and culturally sensitive face-to-face educational intervention on elder abuse. A significant mean score improvement of knowledge Baseline: 5.33 (SD:1.33) to 6-month post-intervention: 6.45 (SD: 1.35); p<0.001] and perceived behavioral control Baseline: 50.83 (SD: 8.87) to six-month post-intervention: 56.16 (SD: 9.56); p<0.001] observed in the intervention group compared to the control group. No significant difference in attitude, subjective norm, and practice scores between the two groups over time. SAFE educational intervention for family doctors was effective to improve but not sustainable knowledge and perceived behavioral control toward elder abuse identification and management. We recommend SAFE educational intervention as part of the continuous medical education for family doctors supplemented with a change in organization and national policy.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Grand Challenge Grant, Universiti Malaya[GC001C_14HTM]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elder abuse;Family doctor;Education;Knowledge;Attitude
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 04:26
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022 04:26

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