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VULNERABILITY TO ABUSE SCREENING SCALE (VASS)
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Unanswered Questions will be Highlighted in Red.
1. Are you afraid of anyone in your family?
2. Has anyone close to you tried to hurt you or harm you recently?

3. Has anyone close to you called you names or put you down or made you feel bad recently?

4. Do you have enough privacy at home?
5. Do you trust most of the people in your family?
6. Can you take your own medication and get around by yourself?
7. Are you sad or lonely often?
8. Do you feel that nobody wants you around ?
9. Do you feel uncomfortable with anyone in your family?
10. Does someone in your family make you stay in bed or tell you you’re sick when you know you’re not?
11. Has anyone forced you to do things you didn’t want to do?
12. Has anyone taken things that belong to you without your OK?
Examines the reliability and validity of the Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale (VASS) for the early identification of elder abuse. Results confirmed the VASS factor structure and construct validity. The Vulnerability and Coercion factors held the strongest face and construct validity for physical and psychological abuse.
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