International scientific articles

This section suggests a selection of international publications on mistreatment of older adults that have been published since 2007. A scientific literature review is carried out every six months in order to regularly enhance this reference list.

Please note that in order to view most of these articles, you must access the magazine's website and pay a fee. Where possible, there's a link to the PDF of the article (through the Download button) which allows you to view it at no cost. If you are part of an educational institution or that your organization offers a library service (e.g. some CISSSs), they may have already subscribed to these journals and they allow free access from a computer workstation in the facility.

Salari, S. & Maxwell, C. D. (2016). Lethal Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life: Understanding Measurements, Strengths, and Limitations of Research. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 235-262.

Saylor, K. M. (2016). Multiple Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse: Introduction to the Cross-Disciplinary National Institutes of Health Workshop. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 179-184.

Sheehan, O. C., Ritchie, C. S., Fathi, R., Garrigues, S. K., Saliba, D. & Leff, B. (2016). Development of Quality Indicators to Address Abuse and Neglect in Home-Based Primary Care and Palliative Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(12), 2577-2584.

Simone, L., Wettstein, A., Senn, O., Rosemann, T. & Hasler, S. (2016). Types of Abuse and Risk Factors Associated with Elder Abuse. Swiss Medical Weekly, 146, 1-10.

Sudo, F. K., Salles, A. C. & de Santiago, C. R. (2016). What Are the Boundaries of Legal Guardianship in Alzheimer’s Disease? An Evidence-Based Update in the Context of the Brazilian Civil Code. Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria, 38(1), 61-64.

Taverner, T., Baumbusch, J. & Taipale, P. (2016). Normalization of Neglect: A Grounded Theory of RNs' Experiences as Family Caregivers of Hospitalized Seniors. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(2), 215-228.

Teresi, J. A., Burnes, D., Skowron, E. A., Dutton, M. A., Mosqueda, L., Lachs, M. S. & Pillemer, K. (2016). State of the Science on Prevention of Elder Abuse and Lessons Learned from Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Research. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 263-300.

Vauclair, C., Lima, M. L., Abrams, D., Swift, H. J. & Bratt, C. (2016). What Do Older People Think That Others Think of Them, and Does It Matter? The Role of Meta-Perceptions and Social Norms in the Prediction of Perceived Age Discrimination. Psychology and Aging, 31(7), 699-710.

Verborg, S., André-Berton, A-L., Benscri, N. & al. (2016). La formation "Grand âge" : la simulation au service de la bientraitance. Risques et qualité en milieu de soins, 13(3), 170-174.

Williams, K., Shaw, C., Lee, A., Sohyun Kim, Dinneen, E., Turk, M., … Wen Liu. (2016). Voicing Ageism in Nursing Home Dementia Care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(9), 16 20.

Wood, S. A., Liu, P., Hanoch, Y. & Estevez-Cores, S. (2016). Importance of Numeracy as a Risk Factor for Elder Financial Exploitation in a Community Sample. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(6), 978-986.

Yadav, U. N. & Paudel, G. (2016). Prevalence and associated factors of elder mistreatment: A cross sectional study from urban Nepal. Age and Ageing, 45(5),  609-613.

Zacklad, R. (2016). Le drame social du travail dans l'accompagnement des personnes âgées dépendantes en institution. Vie sociale, 2(14), 141-153.

Zhang, X., Xing, C., Guan, Y., Song, X., Melloy, R., Wang, F. & Jin, X. (2016). Attitudes Toward Older Adults: A Matter of Cultural Values or Personal Values?. Psychology & Aging, 31(1), 89-100.


Aamodt, W. W., Terracina, K. A. & Schillerstrom, J. E. (2015). Cognitive profiles of elder adult protective services clients living in squalor. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 27(1), 65-73.

Aldrich, N. & Benson, W. (2015). Preventing and combating the 'Crime of the Century'--financial exploitation. Aging Today. 1-14.

Ayalon, L. (2015). Reports of Elder Neglect by Older Adults, Their Family Caregivers, and Their Home Care Workers: A Test of Measurement Invariance. Journals Of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences, 70(3), 432-442.

Bagshaw, D., Adams, V., Zannettino, L. & Wendt, S. (2015). Elder mediation and the financial abuse of older people by a family member. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 32(4), 443-480.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2015). Aging in the Shadow of Violence : A Phenomenological Conceptual Framework for Understanding Elderly Women Who Experienced Lifelong IPV. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 27, 303-327.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2015). Health Care Provision for Older Persons: The Interplay Between Ageism and Elder Neglect. Journal Of Applied Gerontology, 34(3), 113-127.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2015). Whose Suffering is This? Narratives of Adult Children and Parents in Long-Term Abusive Relationships. Journal Of Family Violence, 30(2), 123-133.

Bloemen, E. M., Rosen, T., Clark, S., Nash, D. & Mielenz, T. J. (2015). Trends in Reporting of Abuse and Neglect to Long Term Care Ombudsmen: Data from the National Ombudsman Reporting System from 2006 to 2013. Geriatric Nursing, 36(4), 281-283.

Bowers, L. A. (2015). Feature. Four steps to protect residents from financial abuse. Long-Term Living, 64(2), 18-19.

Brossoie, N. & Roberto, K. (2015). Community Professionals' Response to Intimate Partner Violence Against Rural Older Women. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 27, 470-488.

Burnes, D., Pillemer, K., Caccamise, P. L., Mason, A., Henderson, C. R., Berman, J., & ... Lachs, M. S. (2015). Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Elder Abuse and Neglect in the Community: A Population-Based Study. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 63(9), 1906-1912.

Cadmus, E. O., Owoaje, E. T. & Akinyemi, O. O. (2015). Older Persons’ Views and Experience of Elder Abuse in South Western Nigeria: A Community-Based Qualitative Survey. Journal Of Aging And Health, 27(4), 711-729.

Carney, A. (2015). Indicators of abuse in the elderly ICU patient. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 38(3), 293-297.

Castle, N., Ferguson-Rome, J. C. & Teresi, J. A. (2015). Elder Abuse in Residential Long-Term Care: An Update to the 2003 National Research Council Report. Journal Of Applied Gerontology, 34(4), 407-443.

Chane, S. &. Adamek, M.E. (2015). Death is better than misery: Elders' accounts of abuse and neglect in Ethiopia. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 82(1): 54-78.

Chane, S. & Adamek, M. E. (2015). Factors contributing to elder abuse in Ethiopia. Journal Of Adult Protection, 17(2), 99-110.

Charles, J., Naglie, G., Lee, J., Moineddin, R., Jaglal, S. & Tierney, M. C. (2015). Self-report measures of well-being predict incident harm due to self-neglect in cognitively impaired seniors who live alone. Journal Of Alzheimer's Disease, 43(1), 425-430.

Chen, R. & Dong, X.R.  (2015). Elder Mistreatment and its Subtypes across Different Sociodemographic and Socioeconomic Groups among U.S. Chinese Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Geriatric Medicine And Gerontology, 1(1), 1-15.

Cheung, D., Tiwari, A. & Wang, A. (2015). Intimate Partner Violence in Late Life : A case study of Older Chinese Women. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 27, 428-437.

Cho, C-Y. (2015). Silent Victims : A Brief Report on Abused Older Women in Taiwan. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 27, 514-526.

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

Our partners

 LogoQc sansfond

Contact details

Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

Contact form