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Typology of Family Relationship and Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2019; 67(S3):S493-S498JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine the associations between typology of family relationship and risk of elder mistreatment (EM).

DESIGN

Population-based epidemiological cross-sectional study.

SETTING

Community-dwelling older adults in the greater Chicago area.

PARTICIPANTS

A total of 3157 US older Chinese immigrants.

MEASUREMENTS

EM was measured by a brief screening tool. Latent class analysis was used to construct typologies of family relationship from eight indicators, evaluating the structural, associational, functional, affectual, and normative aspects of family relationship. Logistic regression models were used to test the associations between typology of family relationship and EM.

RESULTS

Unobligated ambivalent type (44.77%) was the most common family type among US older Chinese immigrants. The prevalence of EM was around 15%, with 475 participants reporting experience of EM. Unobligated ambivalent (odds ratio [OR] = 1.90; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.54-2.34) and detached (OR = 1.78; 95% CI = 1.32-2.42) family types were associated with greater risk of EM; tight-knit (OR = .34; 95% CI = .27-.44) family type was associated with lower risk of EM. The relationship between commanding conflicted family type and EM was not significant.

CONCLUSION

Unobligated ambivalent family type, featured by high emotional closeness and high family conflict, was prevalent among US Chinese families and associated with EM consequences. Culturally customized social services are suggested to reduce intergenerational ambivalence and promote family harmony for immigrant families. J Am Geriatr Soc 67:S493-S498, 2019.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. School of Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.School of Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.School of Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.Department of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Department of Human Development and Family Science, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31403200

Citation

Li, Mengting, et al. "Typology of Family Relationship and Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 67, no. S3, 2019, pp. S493-S498.
Li M, Guo M, Stensland M, et al. Typology of Family Relationship and Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(S3):S493-S498.
Li, M., Guo, M., Stensland, M., Silverstein, M., & Dong, X. (2019). Typology of Family Relationship and Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(S3), pp. S493-S498. doi:10.1111/jgs.15892.
Li M, et al. Typology of Family Relationship and Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(S3):S493-S498. PubMed PMID: 31403200.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Typology of Family Relationship and Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population. AU - Li,Mengting, AU - Guo,Man, AU - Stensland,Meredith, AU - Silverstein,Merril, AU - Dong,XinQi, PY - 2018/12/16/received PY - 2019/02/17/revised PY - 2019/02/25/accepted PY - 2019/8/13/entrez KW - Chinese KW - elder mistreatment KW - family relationship KW - intergenerational relations KW - latent class analysis SP - S493 EP - S498 JF - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society JO - J Am Geriatr Soc VL - 67 IS - S3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations between typology of family relationship and risk of elder mistreatment (EM). DESIGN: Population-based epidemiological cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community-dwelling older adults in the greater Chicago area. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 3157 US older Chinese immigrants. MEASUREMENTS: EM was measured by a brief screening tool. Latent class analysis was used to construct typologies of family relationship from eight indicators, evaluating the structural, associational, functional, affectual, and normative aspects of family relationship. Logistic regression models were used to test the associations between typology of family relationship and EM. RESULTS: Unobligated ambivalent type (44.77%) was the most common family type among US older Chinese immigrants. The prevalence of EM was around 15%, with 475 participants reporting experience of EM. Unobligated ambivalent (odds ratio [OR] = 1.90; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.54-2.34) and detached (OR = 1.78; 95% CI = 1.32-2.42) family types were associated with greater risk of EM; tight-knit (OR = .34; 95% CI = .27-.44) family type was associated with lower risk of EM. The relationship between commanding conflicted family type and EM was not significant. CONCLUSION: Unobligated ambivalent family type, featured by high emotional closeness and high family conflict, was prevalent among US Chinese families and associated with EM consequences. Culturally customized social services are suggested to reduce intergenerational ambivalence and promote family harmony for immigrant families. J Am Geriatr Soc 67:S493-S498, 2019. SN - 1532-5415 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31403200/Typology_of_Family_Relationship_and_Elder_Mistreatment_in_a_US_Chinese_Population_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15892 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -