Older persons' definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands

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Older persons' definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands. / Mysyuk, Yuliya; Westendorp, Rudi G J; Lindenberg, Jolanda.

In: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, Vol. 28, No. 2, 05.01.2016, p. 95-113.

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Mysyuk, Y, Westendorp, RGJ & Lindenberg, J 2016, 'Older persons' definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands', Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 95-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2015.1136580

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Mysyuk, Y., Westendorp, R. G. J., & Lindenberg, J. (2016). Older persons' definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(2), 95-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2015.1136580

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Mysyuk Y, Westendorp RGJ, Lindenberg J. Older persons' definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2016 Jan 5;28(2):95-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2015.1136580

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Mysyuk, Yuliya ; Westendorp, Rudi G J ; Lindenberg, Jolanda. / Older persons' definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands. In: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 95-113.

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