The impact of elder abuse training on subacute health providers and older adults: study protocol for a randomised control trial - UWA open source

This University of Western Australia (UWA) research will be one of the first trials in the world to evaluate a multi-component elder abuse intervention.

If successful, it will provide the most robust evidence base to date for health providers to draw on to create a safe environment for reporting, response, and referral.

The UWA aim to test whether a multimodal intervention combining health provider training, provision of a screening tool, and a site champion improves health providers’ knowledge and management of abuse and older people’s sense of safety and quality of life over 9 months, compared to no additional training or support in Australian subacute hospitals.