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.

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Abada, S., Clark, L. E., Sinha, A. K., Xia, R., Pace-Murphy, K., Flores, R. J., & Burnett, J. (2019). Medication Regimen Complexity and Low Adherence in Older Community-Dwelling Adults With Substantiated Self-Neglect. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(6), 866–883.

Abdi, A., Tarjoman, A., & Borji, M. (2019). Prevalence of elder abuse in Iran: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 39, 120–127.

Ahmadi, P., Alavi, N. M., Gilasi, H. R., Safa, A., & Aghajani, M. (2019). Developing a Tool for Evaluating Ageism in Nursing Care of Older People in Kashan/Iran. Journal Of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 34(1), 25–33.

Altintop, I., & Tatli, M. (2019). Physical abuse of the elderly: a 4‐year retrospective evaluation in the emergency department. Psychogeriatrics, 19(1), 10–15.

Amarnani, R. K., Restubog, S. L. D., Bordia, P., & Abbasi, A. A. (2019). Age as double‐edged sword among victims of customer mistreatment: A self‐esteem threat perspective. Human Resource Management, 58(3), 285–299.

Aparecida Pinheiro Landim Almeida, C., Coelho e. Silva Neto, M., Ferreira Duarte Carvalho, F. M. & Campêlo Lago, E. (2019). The Aspects Related to Violence Against Elderly: Nurse’s Perception from the Family Health Strategy. Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado e Fundamental, 11(2), 404–410.

Benbow, S. M., Bhattacharyya, S., & Kingston, P. (2019). Older adults and violence: an analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews in England involving adults over 60 years of age. Ageing & Society, 39(6), 1097–1121.

Bhatia, P. & Soletti, A. B. (2019). Hushed Voices: Views and Experiences of Older Women on Partner Abuse in Later Life. Ageing International, 44(1), 41–56.

Bornstein, R. F. (2019). Synergistic dependencies in partner and elder abuse. American Psychologist.

Botbol, M. (2019). Salariés âgés, les maltraitances au travail. Soins. Gerontologie, 24(137), 18–19.

Burnes, D., Lachs, M. S., Burnette, D., & Pillemer, K. (2019). Varying Appraisals of Elder Mistreatment Among Victims: Findings from a Population-Based Study. The Journals Of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences, 74(5), 881–890.

Burnett, J., Dyer, C. B., Clark, L. E. & Halphen, J. M. (2019). A Statewide Elder Mistreatment Virtual Assessment Program: Preliminary Data. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(1), 151–155.

Busso, D. S., Volmert, A., & Kendall-Taylor, N. (2019). Reframing Aging: Effect of a Short-Term Framing Intervention on Implicit Measures of Age Bias. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 74(4), 559–564.

Bustamante, A. V., Martinez, A., Rich, J., Chen, X., & Rodriguez, H. P. (2019). Comparing costs of a senior wellness care redesign in group and independent physician practices of an accountable care organization. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 34(1), 241–250.

Cadieux, J., Chasteen, A. L., & Packer, D. J. (2019). Intergenerational Contact Predicts Attitudes Toward Older Adults Through Inclusion of the Outgroup in the Self. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 74(4), 575–584.

Campbell, R. J., Gross, E. & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2019). Cross-validation of the screening scale in an adult protective services sample. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 25–37.

Campbell, R. C., Lichtenberg, P. A., Hall, L. N., Teresi, J. A. & Ocepek-Welikson, K. (2019). Assessment of financial decision making: an informant scale. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(2), 115–128.

Cannell, B., Gonzalez, J. M. R., Livingston, M., Jetelina, K. K., Burnett, J. & Weitlauf, J. C. (2019). Pilot testing the detection of elder abuse through emergency care technicians (DETECT) screening tool: results from the DETECT pilot project. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(2), 129–145.

Chang, M. (2019). Comparative Study on Subjective Experience of Elder Abuse Between Older Korean Immigrants in the United States and Older Koreans in Korea. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 88(2), 187–210.

Chapa, R. L., Hicks, B. M., Prihoda, T. J., Smiley, L. A., Englehart, L. M., & Taverna, M. V. (2019). Extent of Elder Abuse Training in Dental Hygiene Curricula and Program Directors’ Perceptions of Importance of and Barriers to Implementation. Journal Of Dental Education, 83(1), 39–47.

Chopin, J., & Beauregard, E. (2019). Elderly Sexual Abuse: An Examination of the Criminal Event. Sexual Abuse: A Journal Of Research And Treatment. 1-21

Conrad, K. J., Liu, P.-J., & Iris, M. (2019). Examining the role of substance abuse in elder mistreatment: Results from mistreatment investigations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(2), 366–391.

Corbi, G., Grattagliano, I., Sabbà, C., Fiore, G., Spina, S., Ferrara, N., & Campobasso, C. P. (2019). Elder abuse: perception and knowledge of the phenomenon by healthcare workers from two Italian hospitals. Internal & Emergency Medicine, 14(4), 549–555.

Dobrowolska, B., Jędrzejkiewicz, B., Pilewska-Kozak, A., Zarzycka, D., Ślusarska, B., Deluga, A., … Palese, A. (2019). Age discrimination in healthcare institutions perceived by seniors and students. Nursing Ethics, 26(2), 443–459.

Donizzetti, A. R. (2019). Ageism in an Aging Society: The Role of Knowledge, Anxiety about Aging, and Stereotypes in Young People and Adults. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 16(8), 1329.

Drake, S. A., Pickens, S., Wolf, D. A. & Thimsen, K. (2019). Improving medicolegal death investigative gaps of fatal elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 56–65.

Ernst, J. S. (2019). Older adults neglected by their caregivers: vulnerabilities and risks identified in an adult protective services sample. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(1), 5–15.

Fang, B., Yan, E. & Lai, D. W. L. (2019). Risk and protective factors associated with domestic abuse among older Chinese in the People’s Republic of China. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 82, 120–127.

Ferreira, J., Tavares, J. & Sousa, L. (2019). Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM): a study in residential structures for elderly people (ERI) in Portugal. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 66–76.

Forlenza, S. T., Bourassa, D., Lyman, M., & Coughlin, M. (2019). Ageism, priming, and working with older adults among undergraduate exercise science students. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 37(1), 50-66

Friedman, L., Avila, S., Friedman, D., & Meltzer, W. (2019). Association between Type of Residence and Clinical Signs of Neglect in Older Adults. Gerontology, 65(1), 30–39.

Fullen, M. C. (2019). Defining Wellness in Older Adulthood: Toward a Comprehensive Framework. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(1), 62–74.

Gao, X., Sun, F. & Hodge, D. R. (2019). Elder Mistreatment Among Chinese American Families: Do Acculturation and Traditionalism Matter? Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(3), 465–473.

Gao, X., Sun, F., Marsiglia, F. F., & Dong, X. (2019). Elder Mistreatment Among Older Chinese Americans: The Role of Family Cohesion. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 88(3), 266–285.

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