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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Zhang, Z., Page, C., Conner, T. & Post, L. A. (2012). Family Members' Reports of Non-Staff Abuse in Michigan Nursing Homes. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 24(4), 357-369.

Ziminski, C., E., Phillips, L., R. & Woods, D., Lynn. (2012). Raising the index of suspicion for elder abuse: Cognitive impairment, falls, and injury patterns in the emergency department. Geriatric Nursing, 33(2), 105-112.


Abramson, B. J., Mansfield, M. M. & Raymond, J. A. (2011). Wisconsins's individual at-risk restraining training order: an analysis of the first thirty months. Elder Law Journal, 18(2), 247-287.

Alt, K.L., Nguyen, A.L. & Meurer, L.N. (2011). The effectiveness of educational programs to improve recognition and reporting of elder abuse and neglect: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(3), 213-233.

Amstadter, A.B., Cisler, J.M., McCauley, J.L., Hernandez, M.A., Muzzy, W. & Acierno, R. (2011). Do incident and perpetrator characteristics of elder mistreatment differ by gender of the victim ? Results from the National elder mistreatment study. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(1), 43-57.

Amstadter, A.B., Zajac, K., Strachan, M., Hernandez, M.A., Kilpatrick, D.G. & Acierno, R. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of elder mistreatment in South Carolina: The South Carolina elder mistreatment study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(15), 2947-2972.

Anetzberger, A. (2011). The evolution of a multidisciplinary response to elder abuse. Marquette Elder’s Advisor, 13(1), 107-128.

Ash, A. (2011). A Cognitive Mask? Camouflaging Dilemmas in Street-Level Policy Implementation to Safeguard Older People from Abuse. British Journal of Social Work, advanced access publication 29 November 2011, 17p.

Astier, C. & Le Normand, S. (2011). Maltraitance des personnes âgées et démence : de la prise en charge aux conflits. Compte-rendu du Congrès de l’American Geriatrics Society. La Revue de Gériatrie, 36(7), 44-45.

Ayalon, L. (2011). Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder: using multiple perspectives to evaluate elder mistreatment under round-the-clock foreign home carers in Israel. Ageing & Society, 31(Part 3), 499-520.

Baker, M. W., Cochrane, B. B., LaCroix, A. Z. & Woods, N. F. (2011). Developing a conceptual framework of frailty and abuse in older women. Communicating Nursing Research, 44, 168-168.

Band-Winterstein, T., Eisikovits, Z. & Koren C. (2011). Between remembering and forgetting : The experience of forgiveness among older abused women. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 10(4), 451-466.

Bartley, M., Knight, P.V., O’Neil, D. & O’Brien, J.G. (2011). Self-neglect and elder abuse: Related phenomena? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(11), 2163-2168.

Begle, A.M., Martha, S., Cisler, J.M., Amstadter, A.B., Hernandez, M. & Acierno, R.(2011). Elder mistreatment and emotional symptoms among older adults in a largely rural population : The South Carolina elder mistreatment study. Journal of interpersonal Violence, 26(11), 2321-2332.

Buzgova, R. & Ivanova, K. (2011). Violation of ethical principles in institutional care for older people. Nursing Ethics, 18(1), 64-78.

Calkins, M. P. (2011). Evidence-based design for dementia: Findings from the past five years. Long-Term Living, 60(1), 42 45.

Callewaert, G.A.G. (2011). Preventing and combating elder mistreatment in Flanders (Belgium) : General overview. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(4), 366-374.

Cambridge, P., Mansell, J., Beadle-Brown, J., Milne, A. & Whelton, B. (2011). A study of adult protection referrals in two local authorities : an overview of finding for managers and practioners. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(5), 238-250.

Clancy, M., McDail, B., O’Neil, D. & O’Brien, J. (2011). National profiling of elder abuse referrals. Age and Ageing, 40(3), 346–352.

Clare, M., Blundell, B. & Clare, J. (2011). Examination of the extent of elder abuse in Western Australia. A qualitative and quantitative investigation of existing agency policy, service responses and recorded data. Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia, Crime Research Centre.

Cohen, M. (2011). Screening tools for the identification of elder abuse. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 18(6), 261-270.

Cohen, M. & Shinan-Altman, S. (2011). A cross-cultural study of nursing aides’ attitudes to elder abuse in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(8), 1213-1221.

Conner, T., Prokhorov, A., Page, C., Fang, Y., Xiao, Y. & Post, L.A. (2011). Impairment and abuse of elderly by staff in long-term care in Michigan: Evidence from structural equation modeling. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(1), 21-33.

Conrad, K.J., Iris, M., Riding, J.W., Fairman, K.P., Rosen, A. & Wilber, K.H. (2011). Conceptual model and map of financial exploitation of older adults. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(4), 304-325.

Conrad, K.J., Iris, M., Riding, J.W., Langley, K. & Anetzberger, G.J. (2011). Self-report measure of psychological abuse of older adults. The Gerontologist, 51(3), 354-366.

Cook, J.M., Dinnen, S. & O’Donnell, C. (2011). Older women survivors of physical and sexual violence : A systematic review of the quantitative literature. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(7), 1075-1081.

Cox, C.C., Eldridge-Houser, J., Hasken, J. & Temme, M. (2011). Relationship of facility characteristics and presence of an ombudsman to Missouri long-term care facility state inspection report results. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(3), 273-288.

Daly, J.M. (2011). Domestic and institutional elder abuse legislation. Nursing Clinics of North America, 46(4), 477-484.

Daly, J.M., Gaskill, K. & Jogerst, G.J. (2011). Essential data elements for reporters of elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(3), 234-245.

Daly, J.M., Merchant, M.L. & Jogerst, G.J. (2011). Elder abuse research: A systematic review. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(4), 348-365.

Daly, J. & Schoenfelder, D.P. (2011). Elder abuse prevention. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(11), 7-11.

Daniel, B. & Bowes, A. (2011). Re-thinking harm and abuse: Insights from a lifespan perspective. British Journal of Social Work, 41(5), 820-836.

Davies, M., Harries, P., Cairns, D., Stanley, D., Gilhooly, M., Gilhooly, K., Notley, E., Gilbert, A., Penhale, B. & Hennessy, C. (2011). Factors used in the detection of elder financial abuse : A judgment and decision-making study of social workers and their managers. International Social Work, 54(3), 404-420.

Dayton, C. (2011). Becoming partners: Researchers and practitioners responding to elder abuse. Victimization of the Elderly & Disabled, 13(6), 81-91.

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