From Reis and Nahmiash (1998).

INDICATORS OF ABUSE

Indicators of abuse are listed below, numbered in order of importance.4 After two- to three-hour home assessment (or other intensive assessment) please rate each of the following items on a scale of 0 to 4. Do not omit any items. Rate according to your current opinion.

Scale: Estimated extent of problem:

0 = nonexistent

 

00 = not applicable

000 = don’t know

1 = slight

2 = moderate

3 = probably/moderately severe

4 = yes/severe

Caregiver Age ____years

Caregiver and Care Receiver Kinship ___spouse

___nonspouse

Caregiver

Care Receiver

__ 1. Has behavior problems

__ 2. Is financially dependent

__ 3. Has mental/emotional difficulties

__ 6. Has alcohol/substance problem

__ 7. Has unrealistic expectations

__ 9. Lacks understanding of medical condition

__ 10. Caregiver reluctancy

__ 12. Has marital/family conflict

__ 13. Has poor current relationship

__ 14. Caregiver inexperience

__ 17. Is a blamer

__ 24. Had poor past relationship

__ 4. Has been abused in the past

__ 5. Has marital/family conflict

__ 8. Lacks understanding of medical condition

__ 11. Is socially isolated

__ 15. Lacks social support

__ 16. Has behavior problems

__ 18. Is financially dependent

__19. Has unrealistic expectations

__ 20. Has alcohol/medication problem

__ 21. Has poor current relationship

__ 22. Has suspicious falls/injuries

__ 23. Has mental/emotional difficulties

__ 25. Is a blamer

__ 26. Is emotionally dependent

__ 27. No regular doctor

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The majority of the most important indicators are the caregiver ones.



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