From Hwalek and Sengstock (1986).
*** Are you helping to support someone?
** Are you sad or lonely?
* Who makes decisions about your life—like how you should live or where you should live?
*** Do you feel uncomfortable with anyone in your family?
** Can you take your own medication and get around by yourself?
*** Do you feel that nobody wants you around?
*** Does anyone in your family drink a lot?
* Does someone in your family make you stay in bed or tell you you’re sick when you’re not?
* Has anyone forced you to do things you didn’t want to do?
* Has anyone taken things that belonged to you without your OK?
*** Do you trust most of the people in your family?
*** Does anyone tell you that you give them too much trouble?
*** Do you have enough privacy at home?
* Has anyone close to you tried to hurt you or harm you recently?
A response of “no” to items 1, 6, 12, and 14; a response of “someone else” to item 4; and a response of “yes” to all others was scored in the “abused” direction.
Identified factors: *violation of personal rights or direct abuse, **characteristics of vulnerability, and ***potentially abusive situation