Evaluation of the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS) in Illinois, 2011-2014 (ICPSR 36097)

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Kendon Conrad, Chestnut Health Systems

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36097.v1

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These data were collected as part of a larger effort to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a new computerized decision support system (Elder Abuse Decision Support System, EADSS) in elder abuse investigation and intervention programs in Illinois. Information on individuals with substantiated allegations of abuse includes basic demographics, physical, mental, and financial condition, and available resources. Variables describing the allegation cover the nature and severity of the abuse. Where possible, the alleged abuser(s) is(are) also evaluated physically, mentally, and financially, in addition to having basic demographics noted.

Conrad, Kendon. Evaluation of the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS) in Illinois, 2011-2014. Ann Arbor, MI: [distributor], 2017-12-07. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36097.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (# 2011-IJ-CX-0014)

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Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.

2011-09 -- 2014-09
2011-09-01 -- 2012-08-31 (IDoA data), 2012-11 -- 2014-09 (EADSS data)

These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.

Data from the focus groups is not available as part of this collection.

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS) for improving individual assessment and end-user clinical utility as compared to the current Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) Abuse Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) investigation and intervention protocols.

A total of 7 provider agencies in Illinois were selected to implement the field test intervention (Elder Abuse Decision Support System, EADSS). Standard Illinois Department of Aging (IDOA) Abuse Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) procedures of the agencies waiting to be enrolled were assessed as a comparison. The study used a quasiexperimental design with a pre-post, non-equivalent control group including six non-randomly assigned agencies. One agency enrolled in the study every 3 months to enable pretest data collection, training and posttest data collection. Each enrollment into the study began with a 3 month pretest data collection of client and case worker measures. Each 3 month pretest and posttest period was treated as a unit for comparison purposes and for tracking change over time. The 7 provider agencies that field tested the EADSS were selected purposively. Therefore, this research-to-practice study was an efficacy trial to see whether the EADSS will work under the "best available" conditions rather than an effectiveness trial of a representative sample.

Convenience sample of actual cases investigated by the six participating agencies.

Cross-sectional

Persons over 60 in Illinois reported as victims of elder abuse who were investigated to the point of a substantiation decision of abuse or not.

Individual
administrative records data, clinical data, observational data

The collection includes two SPSS datasets.

  • Data file IDoA Comparison Data.sav (n=1633) includes 18 variables on basic demographics of the victim, type of allegation, and substantiation.
  • Data file EADSS Dataset 4-20-15.sav (n=948) includes 737 variables on basic demographics of victim and alleged abuser(s), assessments of the nature and severity of the allegation, and assessments of the mental and physical state of victim and alleged abuser(s).

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2017-12-07

2017-12-07

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Conrad, Kendon. Evaluation of the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS) in Illinois, 2011-2014. ICPSR36097-v1. [distributor], 2017-12-07. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36097.v1

Notes

  • These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions. Restricted data files are not available for direct download from the website; click on the Restricted Data button to learn more.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.