Elder Abuse Prevalance and Related Risk Factors in Turkey: a Systematic Review

Yalçın Gursoy M., Tanrıverdi G.

AGEING INTERNATIONAL, vol.48, no.2, pp.656-668, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12126-022-09496-4
  • Page Numbers: pp.656-668
  • Keywords: Elder Abuse, Prevalance, Risk Factors, Turkey, PREVALENCE, NEGLECT
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Elder abuse is a global public health problem due to its serious impact on older adults. With the increase in the elderly population, abuse cases are also expected to increase. The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence and related risk factors of elder abuse based on studies conducted in Turkey. Nine articles on research carried out in Turkey over the period published in 2010-2020 on the prevalence of elder abuse and a reported risk factor were included in the study. The sample of the studies consisted of 3941 older adults. 13.3%-28.5% of the older adults were detected to be subjected to some form of abuse, 2.7-26.8% to physical abuse, 5.9-23.4% to psychological abuse, 2.1-26.9% to economic abuse, 0-12.6% to sexual abuse, and 3.9%-56.5% to neglect and various risk factors pave the way for abuse.