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Research Protocol for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Elder Abuse Prevalence Studies

Gassoumis, Zachary D.; Yon, Yongjie; Wilber, Kathleen H.; Mikton, Christopher

Authors

Zachary D. Gassoumis

Yongjie Yon

Kathleen H. Wilber



Abstract

© 2017 Canadian Association on Gerontology. Elder abuse is an important public health and human rights issue, yet its true extent is not well understood. To address this, we will conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of elder abuse prevalence studies from around the world. This protocol describes the methodological approach to be adopted for conducting this systematic review and meta-analysis. In particular, the protocol describes the search strategies and eligibility criteria to be used to identify and select studies and how data from the selected studies will be extracted for analysis. The protocol also describes the analytical approach that will be used to calculate pooled prevalence estimates and discusses the use of meta-regression to assess how studies' characteristics influence the prevalence estimates. This protocol conforms to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis - or PRISMA - guidelines and has been registered with the PROSPERO International Prospective Register of systematic reviews.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Jun 1, 2017
Journal Canadian Journal on Aging
Print ISSN 0714-9808
Electronic ISSN 1710-1107
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 2
Pages 256-265
APA6 Citation Wilber, K. H., Gassoumis, Z. D., Yon, Y., Yongjie, Y., Mikton, C., Wilder, K., & Gassoumis, Z. (2017). Research Protocol for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Elder Abuse Prevalence Studies. Canadian Journal on Aging / Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 36(2), 256-265. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980817000137
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980817000137
Keywords research protocols, elder abuse, elder mistreatment, prevalence, systematic review, meta-analysis
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980817000137
Additional Information Additional Information : This article has been accepted for publication and will be published in a revised form in Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (https://www.cambridge.o...nne-du-vieillissement). This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press

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