KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ON ELDER MALTREATMENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AMONG ELDERS AT SELECTED SETTING, CHENNAI.
The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and attitude on elder maltreatment during Covid-19 pandemic. A quantitative approach with descriptive research design was used and non-probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to collect 30 samples. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data from 30 elders in the age group of above 60years. The study findings revealed that majority (53.3%) of the samples have moderate level of knowledge on elder maltreatment. (46.6%) of the samples have inadequate knowledge and none of the samples were having adequate knowledge and regarding the attitude majority 8(26.66%) of the samples had favorable attitude and 12(40%) of the samples had moderate attitude whereas 10(33%) of the samples had unfavorable attitude towards elder maltreatment among elders and there was a statistically significant association between level of knowledge with demographic variables such us Age ,Gender, Education and Occupation at p<0.05 level of significance.[Full Text Article]