Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz I (all groups)
The factual Quiz on mistreatment of older adults was developed based on the Facts on Aging Quiz by Palmore (1977), but adapted specifically to the issue of the mistreatment of older adults. Designed for anyone interested in or wishing to become familiar with the issue, this quiz is a tool for awareness, education and training, by addressing eighteen themes on the mistreatment of older adults.
Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz II (experienced groups)
Designed for those having a certain base of knowledge on mistreatment, this quiz is a tool for awareness, education and training, by addressing twenty-five themes relating to the mistreatment of older adults. It includes controversial issues in order to stimulate discussion around sensitive topics.
Development of the Quizzes
Versions 1 and 2 of the factual Quiz on mistreatment were developed respectively in 2010 and 2011. Based on the educational qualities of Facts on Aging Quiz (Palmore, 1977) and noting a lack of tools to prevent mistreatment of older adults, we had the idea of developing a quiz inspired by Palmore’s work, but specifically adapted to the issue of mistreatment of older adults. A first version of the factual Quiz I on mistreatment was developed as part of the Master’s in Social Service essay by Johannie Bergeron-Patenaude (2010).
Firstly, an extensive review of the literature on mistreatment of older adults was carried out which lead to the selection of twenty themes. Then, the development of the quizzes was begun by drawing up, for each of the selected themes, a true or false question for the Quiz I (addressing the general public) and another for the Quiz II (addressing an experienced public). The answers to these questions were obtained by an analysis of the documentation. Thus, for each question, a brief answer and explanatory details were written based on the Quebec, Canadian and international scientific literature. Subsequently, drafting of additional information which was to form the « Did you know that? » sections, was carried out. A trainer’s manual for each quiz was produced, in which the answers to the quiz are found, as well as information suggesting guidelines for training purposes.
A working meeting, gathering together the research assistants interested in this issue, was held to confirm the choice of the content and the form of the quizzes. The quizzes were modified following this meeting.
From May 2010 to October 2010 we conducted an initial running of the Quiz I (N=111) and the Quiz II (N=42) with older adults, psychosocial practitioners and other professionals. The participants completed one of the two quizzes and commented on the wording and the coherence of the questions.
For each of the quizzes, a PowerPoint presentation was designed to facilitate the trainer’s animation of the presentation.
From December 2010 to February 2011, a scientific committee made up of eight experts or practitioners in the field of mistreatment was set up to gather the comments as to the choice of the selected themes, the coherence between the themes and the quizzes, the wording of the questions, the credibility of the answers, as well as the content of the trainer’s manual and the PowerPoint presentation.
During the months of January and February 2011, we carried out an initial running of Quiz I and II with professionals, university students, older adult volunteers and students. The participants (N=108) were asked to complete the quiz and to comment on the wording and the coherence of the quiz. The participants’ answers were compiled and we made changes to the quiz in light of their comments.
Beaulieu, M., & Bergeron-Patenaude, J. (2011). Quiz factuel sur la maltraitance envers les aînés 1. Manuel du formateur. CDRV : Sherbrooke.
Beaulieu, M., & Bergeron-Patenaude, J., (2011). Quiz factuel sur la maltraitance envers les aînés 2. Manuel du formateur. CDRV : Sherbrooke.
Beaulieu, M., & Bergeron-Patenaude, J. (2011). Rapport sur les travaux entourant le développement des quiz factuels sur la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 1 et 2. Remis à l’Agence de Santé Publique du Canada. 29 p.
Bergeron-Patenaude, J. (novembre 2010). Quiz sur la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées. Essai de maîtrise. Département de service social. Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines. Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke (Québec). 134p.
Palmore, E. (1977). Facts on aging : A short quiz. Gerontologist, 17, 315-320.