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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Heywood, W., Minichiello, V., Lyons, A., Fileborn, B., Hussain, R., Hinchliff, S., & … Dow, B. (2019). The impact of experiences of ageism on sexual activity and interest in later life. Ageing & Society, 39(4), 795–814.

Lee, S.-Y. & Atteraya, M. S. (2019). Depression, Poverty, and Abuse Experience in Suicide Ideation Among Older Koreans. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 88(1), 46–59.

Smith, R. W., Altman, J. K., Meeks, S. & Hinrichs, K. L. (2019). Mental Health Care for LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Settings: Competency, Training, and Barriers for Mental Health Providers. Clinical Gerontologist, 42(2), 198–203.

Spencer, D., Funk, L. M., Dansereau, L., Herron, R. V. & Gerbrandt, E. (2019). Fear, Defensive Strategies and Caring for Cognitively Impaired Family Members. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62(1), 67–85.

Stall, N. M., Kim, S. J., Hardacre, K. A., Shah, P. S., Straus, S. E., Bronskill, S. E., & … Rochon, P. A. (2019). Association of Informal Caregiver Distress with Health Outcomes of Community‐Dwelling Dementia Care Recipients: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(3), 609–617.

Træen, B., Carvalheira, A. A., Hald, G. M., Lange, T. & Kvalem, I. L. (2019). Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Older Men and Women Across Europe: Similarities, Differences, and Associations with Their Sex Lives. Sexuality & Culture, 23(1), 1–25.

Yunus, R. M., Hairi, N. N., Yuen, C., Sooryanarayana, R., Hairi, F., Ismail, N., &… Bulgiba, A. (2019). Does abuse in late life worsen sleep quality? A two-year prospective cohort study among rural older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(1), 60–66.


Aas, G. (2018). The Norwegian Police and Victims of Elder Abuse Close and Familial Relationships. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(1), 20-41.

Abrams, R. C., Reid, M. C., Lien, C., Pavlou, M., Rosen, A., Needell, N., &… Teresi, J. (2018). The Abrams geriatric self-neglect scale: introduction, validation and psychometric properties. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(1), e73–e84

Andela, M., Truchot, D. & Huguenotte, V. (2018). Job demands, emotional dissonance and elderly abuse: The moderating role of organizational resources. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(5), 368–384.

Apeti, S., Ouedraogo, L. S., Mossi, K. E., Sawadogo, L., Kevi, K. S., Klouvi, K. A., Amouzou, Y. E-G., Kouevi-Koko, T. E., Tolo, N., Apeti, K. Z., Kodjo, K., Ehlan, E. K., Coume, M. & Balogou, K. A. (2018). Âgisme naissan en milieu urbain au Togo : à propos des opinions des decendants prenant en charge financièrement la santé de leur ascendants en consultation gériatrique externe à Lomé. La revue de Gériatrie, 43(4), 207-213.

Arab-zozani, M., Mostafazadeh, N., Arab-zozani, Z., Ghoddoosi-Nejad, D., Hassanipour, S. & Soares, J. (2018). The Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(5), 408-423.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2018). Nurses’ Encounters With Older Adults Engaged in Self-Neglectful Behaviors in the Community: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(8), 965–989.

Barber, S. J. & Tan, S. C. (2018). Ageism Affects the Future Time Perspective of Older Adults. Geropsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 31(3), 115-126.

Baumbusch, J., Puurveen, G., Phinney, A., Beaton, MD. & Leblanc, M-E. (2018). Family members’ experiences and management of resident-to-resident abuse in long-term residential care. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(5), 385-401.

Beach, S. R., Schulz, R. & Sneed, R. (2018). Associations Between Social Support, Social Networks, and Financial Exploitation in Older Adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(8), 990–1011.

Belisário, M. S., Dias, F. A., Pegorari, M. S., Paiva, M. D., Ferreira, P. S., Corradini, F. A. & Tavares, D. S. (2018). Cross-Sectional Study on the Association Between Frailty and Violence Against Community-Dwelling Elderly People in Brazil. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, 136(1), 10-19.

Benbow, S. M., Bhattacharyya, S. & Kingston, P. (2018). What’s in a name? Family violence involving older adults. Journal of Adult Protection, 20(5), 187–192.

Bobitt, J., Kuhne, J., Carter, J., Whittier Eliason, S. & Twomey, M. (2018). Builing the Adult Protective Services System of Tomorrow: The Role of the APS National Voluntary Consensus Guidelines. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(1), 93-101.

Bonnery, A-M. et Michot, P. (2018). Maltraitance : des mots aux maux. La revue de gériatrie, 43(5), 298-301.

Booker, J., Breaux, M., Abada, S., Xia, R. & Burntt, J. (2018). Assessment of Older Adults' Satisfaction with Adult Protective Services Investigation and Assistance. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(1), 64-74.

Bows, H. (2018). Sexual Violence Against Older People: A Review of the Empirical Literature. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 19(5), 567–583.

Burnes, D., Connolly, M. T., Hamilton, R. & Lachs, M. (2018).The Feasibility of Goal Attainment Scaling to Measure Case Resolution in Elder Abuse & Neglect Adult Protective Services Intervention. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 30(3), 209-222.

Burnes, D., Lachs, M. S. & Pillemer, K. (2018). Addressing the measurment challenge in elder abuse interventions: need for a severity framework. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 30(5), 402-407.

Carey, C., Hodges, J. & Webb, J., K. (2018). Changes in State Legislation and the Impact on Elder Financial Fraud and Exploitation. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(4), 309-319.

Caspi, E. (2018). The Circumstances Surrounding the Death of 105 Elders as a Result of Resident-to-Resident Incidents in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(4), 284-308.

Chang, M. (2018). 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, 0(0), 1-24.

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