A literature review of survey instruments used to measure staff-to-resident abuse in residential care settings.
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionNursing Open. 2020, 00 1-11. 10.1002/nop2.573
Aim To review the literature of existing survey instruments used to measure the occurrence of staff-to-resident elder abuse in residential care settings. Methods A comprehensive literature search during May 2017 produced 2,037 records. Two authors independently reviewed these records for inclusion, where a total of 17 studies met eligibility criteria. Descriptive information of all identified survey instruments is provided. Results This literature review reveals a diversity of survey instruments used to measure staff-to-resident abuse in residential care settings. The survey instruments varied greatly, where most instruments were self-developed by the authors and provided none or limited information on psychometric properties. Most studies were conducted in high-income countries and many of them in the United States.