Fulmer Restriction Scale

Fulmer and Gurland (1996)

Assessment of physical, psychological, and financial restriction of older adults.

34-item scale designed to elicit information regarding unnecessary restriction of the older adult.

Chronbach’s alpha: 0.78. Interrater agreement: 0.93. Available in Spanish.

Indicators of Abuse Screen

Reis and Nahmiash (1998)

Developed specifically for use by social service agency practitioners likely to visit the older adult in the home.

29-item set of indicators for use by social service agency practitioners to identify elder mistreatment.

Discriminant function analysis: 29 items identified 96.3% of cases. Factor analysis: no reliable pattern of variable clusters.

Adult Protective Service Reports

Intake forms used to document calls of suspected elder mistreatment from public hot lines and state agencies.

No specific format.

No psychometrics available.

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