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Identification of priorities for multidisciplinary intersectoral research on violence against older women

Authors Kosa SD, Macdonald S, Etkin M, Rideout R, Du Mont J

Received 14 November 2018

Accepted for publication 30 January 2019

Published 27 February 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 169—172

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S194599

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Justinn Cochran

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Sarah D Kosa,1,2 Sheila Macdonald,1 Maureen Etkin,3 Raeann Rideout,3 Janice Du Mont2,4

1Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatments Centres, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Elder Abuse Ontario, Etobicoke, ON, Canada; 4Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

It has been acknowledged globally and in Canada that to address the growing and significant health and social problem of violence against older women, it is essential that key stakeholders work collaboratively across sectors and disciplines to identify research priorities, as well as methodological approaches and potential challenges to consider in moving these priorities forward.1–3 To this end, we engaged leaders of professional health care associations, managers of health, social, and community services, government policymakers, and researchers in a two-step Delphi consensus process in Canada’s largest province, Ontario.4–6


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