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

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, clinical data, observational data
  • Conrad, Kendon
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
abuse allegations; elder abuse; emotional abuse; financial abuse; intervention; sexual abuse; social services
  • Abstract

    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. 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.
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    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.
  • Methods

    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).;
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: None
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Not applicable.
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011-09--2014-09
  • 2011-09 / 2014-09
  • Collection date: 2011-09-01--2012-08-31
  • 2011-09-01 / 2012-08-31
  • Collection date: 2012-11--2014-09
  • 2012-11 / 2014-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Illinois
  • United States
Sampled Universe
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. Smallest Geographic Unit: None.
Convenience sample of actual cases investigated by the six participating agencies.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • paper and pencil interview (PAPI)
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (# 2011-IJ-CX-0014).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36097 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36097.v1

Update Metadata: 2017-12-07 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2017-12-07

Conrad, Kendon (2017): Evaluation of the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS) in Illinois, 2011-2014. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.