Epidemiological profile of violence against elderly people in the municipality of joão pessoa, paraíba, Brazil

Epidemiological profile of violence against elderly people in the municipality of joão pessoa, paraíba, Brazil

Author: 
Maria de Fátima Duarte de Holanda, Nilsonete Gonçalves Lucena Ferreira, Antônio Carlos Borges Martins, Luana Sheila Muniz de Holanda, Silvia Brenna, Karoline Lima Alves, Ana Karênina de Freitas Jordão do Amaral, Maria Adelaide da Silva Paredes Moreira and
Abstract: 

The phenomenon of population aging has begun to bring the need for research in this field, since the issue of violence against the elders is not a new event; it is a growing challenge along with this age group. Responding to the call of the World Health Organization, this study aimed to give visibility to the reality of João Pessoa - PB, through the database of denunciations made in the period 2014-2016 to the Municipal Council for the Elder’s Rights. Data were submitted to simple descriptive statistics, with nine variables: gender, age, denouncer, denounced, type of violence, month of the report, zone of the municipality, referral of processes and results. The data analysis indicates that the elderly women between 71-80 years are the greatest victims; most reports were anonymous and most aggressors belong to the family nucleus; negligence, financial exploitation and psychological abuse were the most perpetrated forms of violence and July was the month with the highest number of denunciations; the municipality area that conglomerates the most populated and vulnerable neighborhoods was the one that marked the largest concentration of denunciations. The demands were sent almost entirely to the Specialized Reference Center for Social Assistance and the number of cases satisfactorily resolved has been increasing every year.

Paper No: 
1451