Elder Abuse Differential Diagnoses
- Author: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP more...
Other problems to be considered include the following:
- Altered mental status
- Gait disturbances
- Pathologic fractures
Abdominal Trauma, Blunt
Werner, C. The Older Population: 2010. United States Census Bureau. Available at http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-09.pdf. Accessed: February 25, 2015.
U.S. Population Projections. U.S. Census Bureau: Population Division. August 2008. Available at http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/summarytables.html.
Sooryanarayana R, Choo WY, Hairi NN. A Review on the Prevalence and Measurement of Elder Abuse in the Community. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2013 Jul 22. [Medline].
National Center on Elder Abuse. Types of abuse. Updated September 28, 2007. Available at http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/NCEAroot/Main_Site/FAQ/Basics/Types_Of_Abuse.aspx. Accessed: April 20, 2009.
Monfort JC, Villemur V, Lezy AM, Baron-Laforet S, Droes RM. From paedophilia to gerontophilia. Lancet. 2011 Jan 22. 377(9762):300. [Medline].
Wagenaar DB, Rosenbaum R, Page C, Herman S. Primary care physicians and elder abuse: current attitudes and practices. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010 Dec. 110(12):703-11. [Medline].
Acierno R, Hernandez MA, Amstadter AB, Resnick HS, Steve K, Muzzy W, et al. Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: the National Elder Mistreatment Study. Am J Public Health. 2010 Feb. 100(2):292-7. [Medline]. [Full Text].
American Medical Association. Diagnostic treatment guidelines on elder abuse and neglect. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 1992. 4-37.
Heath JM, Kobylarz FA, Brown M, Castano S. Interventions from home-based geriatric assessments of adult protective service clients suffering elder mistreatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Sep. 53(9):1538-42. [Medline].
Allison EJ, Ellis PC, Wilson SE. Elder abuse and neglect: the emergency medicine perspective. Eur J Emerg Med. 1998 Sep. 5(3):355-63. [Medline].
American College of Emergency Physicians. Management of elder abuse and neglect. Policy statement. Ann Emerg Med. Jan 1998. 31(1):149-150. [Medline].
Birrer R, Singh U, Kumar DN. Disability and dementia in the emergency department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1999 May. 17(2):505-17, xiii. [Medline].
Carney MT, Kahan FS, Paris BE BE. Elder abuse: is every bruise a sign of abuse?. Mt Sinai J Med. 2003 Mar. 70(2):69-74. [Medline].
Ciccarello MJ. Recent legal trends affecting your older patients. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Sep. 50(3):790-9. [Medline].
Clarke ME, Pierson W. Management of elder abuse in the emergency department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1999 Aug. 17(3):631-44, vi. [Medline].
Dyer CB, Heisler CJ, Hill CA, Kim LC. Community approaches to elder abuse. Clin Geriatr Med. 2005 May. 21(2):429-47. [Medline].
Fulmer T, Guadagno L, Bitondo Dyer C, Connolly MT. Progress in elder abuse screening and assessment instruments. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Feb. 52(2):297-304. [Medline].
Jogerst GJ, Daly JM, Brinig MF. Domestic elder abuse and the law. Am J Public Health. 2003 Dec. 93(12):2131-6. [Medline].
Jones JS, Holstege C, Holstege H. Elder abuse and neglect: understanding the causes and potential risk factors. Am J Emerg Med. 1997. 15(6):579-583. [Medline].
Jones JS, Veenstra TR, Seamon JP, Krohmer J. Elder mistreatment: national survey of emergency physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 1997. 30(4):473-479. [Medline].
Kahan FS, Paris BE BE. Why elder abuse continues to elude the health care system. Mt Sinai J Med. 2003 Jan. 70(1):62-8. [Medline].
Kennedy RD. Elder abuse and neglect: the experience, knowledge, and attitudes of primary care physicians. Fam Med. 2005 Jul-Aug. 37(7):481-5. [Medline].
Kleinschmidt KC. Elder abuse: a review. Ann Emerg Med. 1997 Oct. 30(4):463-72. [Medline].
Koenig RJ, DeGuerre CR. The legal and governmental response to domestic elder abuse. Clin Geriatr Med. 2005 May. 21(2):383-98. [Medline].
Kruger RM, Moon CH. Can you spot the signs of elder mistreatment?. Postgrad Med. 1999 Aug. 106(2):169-73, 177-8, 183. [Medline].
Lachs MS, Pillemer K. Abuse and neglect of elderly persons. N Engl J Med. 1995 Feb 16. 332(7):437-43. [Medline].
Lachs MS, Pillemer K. Elder abuse. Lancet. 2004 Oct 2-8. 364(9441):1263-72. [Medline].
Lachs MS, Williams CS, O'Brien S, et al. ED use by older victims of family violence. Ann Emerg Med. 1997. 30(4):448-454. [Medline].
McDonald AJ, Abrahams ST. Social emergencies in the elderly. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1990 May. 8(2):443-59. [Medline].
Nelson HD, Nygren P, McInerney Y, Klein J. Screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence: a review of the evidence for the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Mar 2. 140(5):387-96. [Medline].
Paris BE, Meier DE, Goldstein T, et al. Elder abuse and neglect: how to recognize warning signs and intervene. Geriatrics. 1995 Apr. 50(4):47-51. [Medline].
Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics. 2000 Census of Population and Housing: United States. U.S. Census Bureau: Population Division. May 2001. Available at http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/dp1/2kh00.pdf.
Quinn K, Zielke H. Elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation: policy issues. Clin Geriatr Med. 2005 May. 21(2):449-57. [Medline].
Rosenblatt DE, Cho K, Durance PW. Reporting mistreatment of older adults: the role of physicians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1996. 44:65-70. [Medline].
Swagerty DL, Takayashi PY. Elder mistreatment. American Family Physician. 1999. 59(10):
Tintinalli JE, Ruiz E, Krome RL. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. McGraw Hill Text; 1996. 1377-78.